Pre-APSA Workshop on Electoral Integrity, Chicago, IL.
Wednesday 28 August 2013
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When: 10:00am to 7:00pm on Wednesday 28 August 2013
Where: American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Hilton Chicago, Private Dining Room #2, 3rd floor, Hilton Chicago 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60605
Organizers: Pippa Norris (Harvard University and University of Sydney) and Richard Frank (University of Sydney)
Co-sponsors: The APSA Organized Section on Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior (EPOVB), the IPSA Research Committee 23 Elections, Citizens and Parties (IPSA-ECP), and the Electoral Integrity Project (University of Sydney and Harvard University).
Aims: This one-day workshop reviewed cutting-edge research on electoral integrity, strengthened networks among younger scholars, and identified challenges and opportunities for research and teaching in this emerging sub-field.
Synopsis: A rapidly-growing body of research by scholars and applied policy analysts is beginning to explore three core questions: when do elections meet international standards of electoral integrity? When do they fail to do so? And what can be done to mitigate these problems?
The evolving sub-field studying these issues, cutting across these conventional disciplinary boundaries, is characterized by its problem-oriented focus, global comparative framework, and use of pluralistic methods and analytical techniques. This includes research on problems of electoral integrity in the United States and other long established democracies, as well as in other regimes worldwide.
Registration: Registration with APSA was required to attend all pre-APSA workshops and short courses. Information about this short course and the current list of registrants can be found here.
The program is available for download here. It includes participants biographies, paper abstracts, and logistical details.
10:00-10:30am Welcome and introduction: The Electoral Integrity Project
Pippa Norris and Richard Frank
10:30am-12:00pm Panel 1: Comparing electoral integrity
12:00-1:00pm Buffet lunch
1:00-2:25pm Panel 2: The consequences for stability and violence
2:30-3:50pm Panel 3: Administrative designs: Strengthening electoral integrity
4:00-5:30pm Panel 4: The consequences for political attitudes and behavior
5:30-6:45pm Drinks reception (for all participants)
7:00-9:00pm Dinner at a local restaurant (Mercat a la Planxa) by invitation for paper-givers, chairs, and discussants