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書名 Election watchdogs : transparency, accountability and integrity / edited by Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
國際標準書號 9780190677800 (hardback)
9780190677817 (paperback)
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  JF1001 .E334 2017    在架上    30650020076176
說明 xv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 "The electoral integrity project"--Title page
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-266) and index
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Preface -- About the Contributors -- Part I: Introduction -- 1. Transparency in electoral governance -- Pippa Norris -- Part II: Upwards accountability to the international community -- 2. International monitors -- Craig Arceneaux and Anika Leithner -- 3. International enforcement -- Daniela Donno -- 4. Electoral reform -- Ferran Martinez i Coma -- 5. Election audits -- Erica Shein and Chad Vickery -- Part III: Horizontal accountability to state actors -- 6. Election management -- Holly Ann Garnett -- 7. Constitutional courts -- Armen Mazmanyan -- 8. Poll workers -- Alistair Clark and Toby S. James -- Part IV: Downward accountability to civil society -- 9. Domestic monitors -- Max Grömping -- 10. The fourth estate -- Alessandro Nai -- Part V: Conclusions -- 11. Electoral transparency, accountability and integrity -- Pippa Norris -- Notes -- References -- Index
"Recent years have seen resurgent interest in the potential capacity of transparency - the public availability of information - to improve democratic governance. Timely, accurate, granular and freely-available information is generally regarded as intrinsically valuable, as well as having many instrumental benefits. In development, transparency and accountability is generally thought to help plug the leaky pipes of corruption and inefficiency, channel public spending more efficiently, and produce better services. In the field of electoral governance, openness about the rules and procedures, outcomes, and decisions processes used by electoral authorities is widely assumed to build public trust, improve policy-making, and facilitate accountability. In the age of WikiLeaks, Twitter and Google, open governance, expanding information and communication, often seems like an unqualified good. Nevertheless, beyond popular buzzword sloganeering, evidence suggests that the impact of transparency on the quality of governance and elections remains mixed. Transparency also has a dark side, threatening trust, privacy, and security. To understand these issues more fully, this book seeks to assess the contemporary drive towards open electoral governance and to identify several conditions predicted to determine the success of transparency policies in strengthening electoral integrity. Chapters look at transparency in electoral governance at the international and state levels, as well as within civil society"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Elections -- Management
Elections -- Corrupt practices
Election monitoring
Transparency in government
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General. bisacsh
Alt Author Norris, Pippa, editor
Nai, Alessandro, editor
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