There has long been considerable interest in how to promote democracy. Little academic literature has considered the attempts to promote best practices informationally via gray literature. This new article seeks to address this. It uses mixed methods (download data from a major IGO and process tracing) to provide a model for understanding how documents on…Read more Informational Democracy Promotion
The EIP is advertising fellowships for practitioner and academics to undertake research on electoral integrity. Deadline 30 October 2021 See: https://www.electoralintegrityproject.com/news
The Electoral Integrity Project hosted an online workshop in July 2021. I chaired the opening session, which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/bIQntO2Sl3M
Policy Brief from the Electoral Integrity Project The UK government plans to introduce voter Id requirements into polling stations in Britain as part of the Electoral Integrity Bill. In this Policy Brief from the Electoral Integrity Project you can see what the research says about voter fraud Britain and policy recommendations for preventing a decline…Read more Voter ID in Britain?
The covid pandemic has been a profound challenge to electoral integrity worldwide. Our research project on covid and elections, funded by UKRI, has been tracing developments worldwide and identifying best practices. Country cases are being published regularly, and the case study on Ghana is now available. Download: https://www.idea.int/sites/default/files/managing-elections-under-covid-19-pandemic-conditions-the-case-of-ghana.pdf Read all materials: Elections and Covid-19 —…Read more Covid and Elections – new case study on lessons from Ghana available
The covid pandemic has been a profound challenge to electoral integrity worldwide. Our research project on covid and elections, funded by UKRI, has been tracing developments worldwide and identifying best practices. Country cases are being published regularly, and the case study on Spain is now available. Download: Case study on Spain Read all materials: Elections…Read more Covid and Elections – new case study on lessons from Spain available
(This text is being updated as new measures are announced/clarified). Last updated: 1st March 2020. We now know a lot more about how the local elections in England will take place, this May. There had long been speculation that they would be delayed, with some media reports claiming that a postponement had been decided. The…Read more How will English polling stations compare to international practices, during the pandemic?
My recent book on Comparative Electoral Management is currently free to download on Amazon as a Kindle book. Get it quick, before the flash-sale disappears. Please check Amazon in your respective country, but here is the UK link: Comparative Electoral Management: Performance, Networks and Instruments (Routledge Studies in Elections, Democracy and Autocracy) eBook: James, Toby…Read more Free to download: Comparative Electoral Management
Drawing from our project with International IDEA on covid and elections, Alistair Clark and I called for urgent action to make the elections in England covid-ready: UK government has delayed elections longer than most countries – and England still isn't ready to hold pandemic votes in May (theconversation.com). I was also on LBC talking about…Read more Should the English elections be postponed (again)?
The Trump presidency has been one of the most eventful and controversial in American history, with consequences for the governance and policy of the United States and beyond. His time in office saw claims that the democratic norms were being undermined, the spread of Covid-19, and a changed approach in US foreign policy. He was…Read more Call for Papers: The Legacy of Trump and Trumpism