An independent academic study, the Electoral Integrity Project addresses three questions: 
*When do elections meet international standards of electoral integrity?  
*What happens when elections fail to do so? 
*And what can be done to mitigate these problems? 
Under the direction of Pippa Norris, the research team is based at the University of Sydney and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

2016 events

Why American Elections are Flawed

The EIP has been awarded the 2016 Brown Democracy Medal by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Pennsylvania State University.

The public lecture accompanying the award ceremony on "Why American Elections are Flawed (and How to Fix them)" will be given by Pippa Norris at 4.00-5.30pm on Friday 30th September, 233 HUB Robeson Center, Penn State.

EIP/V-Dem Workshop on Expert Indicators,  Philadelphia

This event on "Expert indicators in the social sciences" met in Philadelphia on 31 August 2016, just before APSA. You can download all papers.  More details... See photos

Contentious elections 

The pre-IPSA workshop on "Contentious Elections" met in July 2016 in Poznan, Poland. You can download the final program and full-text papers from this event. See all photos. Thanks to everyone who made this event such a success!   

Electoral analysis  

The Year in Elections, mid-2016 report

The latest release Year in Elections, mid-2016 report has just been released. This draws on the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity survey (PEI-4.5). It compares 213 national elections in 153 countries from mid-2012 to mid-June 2016, based on the views of 2,417 experts.  You can also download the dataset via Dataverse. [Click below to enlarge the image].
Perceptions of Electoral Integrity (PEI 4.5)

Fixing flawed elections

Draft chapters for the final volume for the trilogy by Pippa Norris, "Strengthening Electoral Integrity: The Pragmatic Case for Assistance", are now available for comment. The book will be available from Cambridge University Press in mid-2017.

What's driving populism?

Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris presented the latest research on populist politics: "Trump, Brexit and the Rise of Populism", in a APSA plenary panel in Philadelphia .