Month: May 2014

Why advancing electoral integrity is so difficult in Britain

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ImagePippa Norris and colleagues at the Electoral Integrity Project have just published a new book on Advancing Electoral Integrity.  The book is formed from a workshop at Harvard University last year.  I have a chapter in the book that aims to do a number of things:

  • Claims that electoral management is an often overlooked way in which elections can go wrong
  • Provide a framework for assessing electoral management
  • Explain why achieving high quality electoral management has become so difficult in established democracies like Britain.

Even I don’t convince you about electoral management, the rest of the book is superb and a must buy for those interested in elections and democracy.

Who was the greatest and worst Labour party leader of all time?

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I am part of a team organising a conference evaluating British Labour party leaders.  Speakers including the leading biographers and political commentators on each leader.  For more information, please see:  http://politicalleadership.org/events/labour-party-leaders/