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.
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The report evaluates parliamentary and presidential elections held around the world. The Perceptions of Electoral Integrity survey (PEI-4.0) covers 180 national elections in 139 countries from 1 July 2012 to 30 December 2015. More details... The PEI-4.5 release, including 213 elections held in 153 countries, will be released on Dataverse by mid-August.
Download a new research paper by Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris on "Trump, Brexit and the Rise of Populism" (APSA August 2016).
Discussion of the contemporary state of elections features EIP fellows and staff is also available in outlets such as The Conversation, LSE Blogs, HuffPost, and the Monkey Cage/Washington Post. More details....