Expert Perceptions of Electoral Integrity: A New Dataset

20 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2013

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Pippa Norris

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); University of Sydney

Richard W. Frank

Australian National University (ANU)

Ferran Martinez i Coma

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

Date Written: August 21, 2013

Abstract

Determining when, where and why elections succeed or fail is a matter of growing concern for the international community.

This paper presents the first results of a new study, based on an expert survey of Perceptions of Electoral Integrity. The August 2013 data-set includes 33 countries. This data facilitates comparison of an overall standardized 100-point PEI index for each contest, or the results can be examined in more fine-grained detail for eleven dimensions of electoral integrity, or for each of the separate 49 items.

The PEI index demonstrates high levels of external validity, internal validity, and legitimacy. Therefore PEI can address many research issues, as proving useful for scholars and policy-makers.

Keywords: elections, fraud, malpractices, integrity, measurement, expert surveys, comparative politics

Suggested Citation

Norris, Pippa and Frank, Richard W. and Martinez i Coma, Ferran, Expert Perceptions of Electoral Integrity: A New Dataset (August 21, 2013). APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper; American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2300990

Pippa Norris (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

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University of Sydney ( email )

University of Sydney
Sydney, NC NSW 2006
Australia

Richard W. Frank

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

Ferran Martinez i Coma

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) ( email )

Carretera Mexico-Toluca 3655
Col. Lomas de Santa Fe
Mexico City, Mexico 01210
Mexico

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