An Outsider's Way In: The Use of Comparative Election Law
7 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2015
Date Written: 2005
One way of developing a true appreciation and understanding of American election law is to compare it with a country that lacks the checks and balances many of us take for granted. Because of my personal knowledge of events related to these elections, I highlight the way in which two different societies responded to recent election crises-the United States in 2000 and the Republic of Madagascar in 2002. The former is very familiar to most Americans with even a casual interest in politics, but the latter is not.
Keywords: United States, Madagascar, elections, election law, President George W. Bush, crises, military intervention, law school teaching, legal profession,
JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49, L89, N40, N47, O51, O55
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