Election Law Journal 12:1 Now Available, International Election Observation

The new issue of Election Law Journal is now available.  The featured topic is International Eleciton Observation, with a set of papers co-edited by Emily Beaulieu. Here’s the table of contents:

The Party Line: The Value of Election Observation, by Paul Gronke, Daniel Tokaji


Political Consultants and Party-Centered Campaigning: Evidence from the 2010 U.S. House Primary Election Campaigns, Sean A. Cain

Ballot Design as Fail-Safe: An Ounce of Rotation Is Worth a Pound of Litigation, by Mary Beth Beazley

Is Money in Politics Harming Trust in Government? Evidence from Two Survey Experiments, by Michael W. Sances

Featured Topic: International Election Observation 

Introduction, by Emily Beaulieu

The Role of International Electoral Observation Missions in the Promotion of the Political Rights of Women: The Case of the OAS, by Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian

Democracy Post-2011 Arab Spring: Perceptions and Election Fairness in Egypt, by Saud Kabli

The Carter Center and Election Observation: An Obligations-Based Approach for Assessing Elections, by David J. Carroll, Avery Davis-Roberts

Citizen Election Observation Towards a New Era, by Domenico Tuccinardi, Franck Balme

Book Reviews 

International Election Observers and the Democratic Quality of Elections, by Emily Beaulieu (reviewing Susan D. Hyde, The Pseudo-Democrat’s Dilemma: Why Election Observation Became an International Norm and Judith G. Kelley, Monitoring Democracy: When International Election Observation Works, and Why It Often Fails)

Australian Electoral Reform and Administration: Partisanship and Independence, by Paul Rodan (reviewing Norm Kelly, Directions in Australian Electoral Reform)

Our next issue will feature papers from the HAVA at 10 conference hosted by Election Law @ Moritz last year, marking the 10th anniversary of the Help America Vote Act.

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