Download The 1997 Municipal Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina: An by H. Schmeets PDF

By H. Schmeets

On thirteen and 14 September 1997, municipal elections happened in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This e-book commonly covers the findings of the 363 overseas observers on either polling days. have been the elections `free and fair'? What did the observers checklist in regards to the conditions, approaches and protection measurements on the polling stations? Which events saw the elections, and why? How did the election method and the vote count number evaluate to the 1996 elections?
This e-book presents a neighborhood profile and descriptions particular difficulties within the a variety of kinds of polling stations. The remark method and layout of the remark studies are mentioned. eventually, suggestions are made for the impending 1998 election observations, and destiny missions. The publication will be of curiosity to scholars, students and others operating within the fields of remark and research of elections, ethnic conflicts within the Balkans, and the position of foreign firms in democratisation and peace processes.

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Download Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy by John Fund PDF

By John Fund

The Florida Fiasco of 2000, with putting chads, butterfly ballots and ultimate courtroom intervention, pressured american citizens to confront an unsightly truth. The U.S. has the sloppiest election platforms of any industrialized country, so sloppy that no less than 8 of the nineteen hijackers who attacked the realm alternate heart and the Pentagon have been really in a position to sign up to vote in both Virginia or Florida whereas they made their lethal arrangements for 11th of September. In "Stealing Elections," John Fund takes the reader on a countrywide travel of voter fraud scandals starting from rural states like Texas and Mississippi to special towns akin to Philadelphia and Milwaukee. He explores darkish episodes comparable to the way in which "vote agents" stole a mayoral election in Miami in 1998 by means of tampering with 4700 absentee ballots. He exhibits how, within the aftermath of the Motor Voter legislation of 1993, Californians used mail-in types to get absentee ballots for fictitious humans and pets, whereas in St. Louis it used to be chanced on that voter rolls incorporated 13,000 extra names than the U.S. Census indexed because the overall variety of adults within the urban. Election officers try to reassure electorate by means of turning to automated vote casting machines. yet Fund exhibits that with the hot know-how come even higher issues. Early in 2004, for example, the country of Maryland, which has 16,000 new Diebold machines, commissioned a safety professional to aim to rig a tradition election. He and his staff broke into the pc on the kingdom Board of Elections, thoroughly replaced the end result of the election, left, and erased their digital trail—all in less than 5 mins. "Stealing Elections" offers us a chilling portrait of our electoral vulnerability--in the 2004 presidential election and on into the longer term. Writing with urgency and authority, John Fund indicates how a deadly mix of bureaucratic bungling and poll rigging have positioned our democracy in danger.

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Download Conventional Wisdom and American Elections: Exploding Myths, by Jody C. Baumgartner PDF

By Jody C. Baumgartner

Many scholars boost misinformed reviews concerning the American electoral method. Conventional knowledge and American Elections: Exploding Myths, Exploring Misconceptions debunks the various extra universal misunderstandings that experience arisen in regards to the electoral procedure some time past few many years. The book's association and constitution supplement classes on campaigns and elections, political events, political participation, public opinion, the media, Congress, and the presidency. issues contain crusade finance, political participation and balloting, and the jobs performed via campaigns, detrimental campaigning, political events, and the media within the electoral approach. every one bankruptcy within reason brief but bargains entire insurance of the subject material. The ebook includes a minimal of complicated statistical research and is written in order that it's obtainable to undergraduate scholars. although, particular connections are made in the course of the textual content among political technology examine and the position it performs in dispelling falsehoods approximately campaigns and elections. The publication turns out to be useful as a pedagogical instrument to aid "hook" scholars into puzzling over elections, politics, and political technology. the second one variation contains fabric from the 2008 election, in addition to new chapters that conceal crusade finance reform and the choice of vice presidential applicants.

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Download Politics in Malaysia: The Malay Dimension (Routledge by Edmund Terence Gomez PDF

By Edmund Terence Gomez

Examining one of the most severe concerns in Malaysian politics this present day, together with human rights, legislations and democracy, gender and Islam, this publication explores the contours of the modern panorama of Malaysian politics, focusing specially on politics one of the majority ethnic Malay group.

In specific, the e-book explains why alterations in styles of political mobilization and the rhetoric of the dominant events - rather the PAS and UMNO - were so restricted, regardless of the overt and transforming into dissatisfaction proven through Malaysians with the country in their political approach and the power of those events to symbolize their pursuits. It considers the hot historical past of occasions and discourses inside of Malaysian society, and UMNO and PAS, and is going directly to study why very important transitions have happened in society but political events haven't tailored themselves to those adjustments and remained reticent approximately instituting significant reforms concerning those issues.

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Download Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-Hour News on American by Alison Dagnes PDF

By Alison Dagnes

This riveting booklet offers a nonpartisan exam of the way the technological alterations and monetary imperatives of the media have ended in an entertainment-driven information approach poorly fitted to document on American politics.

• Interviews with C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb, Time magazine's television critic James Poniewozak, Saturday evening Live Weekend replace head author Alex Baze, and others make clear modern media

• A chronology examines the technological development of the yank media and the monetary advancements of media company possession over the last 50 years

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Download The Opinion Makers: An Insider Exposes the Truth Behind the by David W. Moore PDF

By David W. Moore

On January eight, 2008, the date of the hot Hampshire fundamental, media pollsters made their largest prediction gaffe because dubbing Thomas Dewey a shoo-in to overcome incumbent president Harry S. Truman. 11 diverse polls forecast a fantastic win by way of Barack Obama; as an alternative, Hillary Clinton took New Hampshire and recharged her candidacy. The months that in simple terms introduced extra dismal performances and contradictory results—undeniable proof that whatever is very flawed with the polling at the present time. It’s effortless to identify the election polls that go wrong. both deceptive and sometimes way more disastrous are polls misrepresenting public opinion on govt coverage. for example, within the interval major as much as the U.S. invasion of Iraq, each significant media ballot confirmed colossal public aid for a preemptive strike. truthfully, there has been no majority of usa citizens calling for warfare. For the 1st time, David W. Moore—praised as a “scholarly crusader” by means of the hot York Times—reveals that pollsters don’t record public opinion, they manufacture it. and so they achieve this on the peril of our democratic procedure. whereas critics cry foul over partisan favoritism within the mainstream media, what’s particularly at paintings is an influence bias that polls valid via supplying the stamp of public approval. Drawing on over a decade’s adventure on the Gallup ballot and a exclusive educational occupation in survey learn, Moore describes the questionable strategies pollsters use to create poll-driven information stories—including force-feeding respondents, slanting query wording, and ignoring public lack of awareness on even the main arcane concerns. greater than evidence that the numbers do lie, The Opinion Makers essentially and convincingly spells out how pressing it truly is that we make polls convey on their promise to observe, no longer manage, the heartbeat of democracy.

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Download Politics and Emotions: The Obama Phenomenon by Marcos Engelken-Jorge, Pedro Ibarra Güell, Carmelo Moreno PDF

By Marcos Engelken-Jorge, Pedro Ibarra Güell, Carmelo Moreno del Rio

Mainstream liberal narratives have frequently depicted politics as a question of strength and competing pursuits, brushing aside feelings or conceiving them as threats to a rational and well-ordered society. within the final many years, even if, this standpoint has been more and more challenged by way of a few students studying at the advanced and multidimensional position of feelings in politics. This edited assortment goals at supplying a concise yet finished advent to this quarter of analysis. The essays contained during this quantity specialize in a unmarried case, the Obama phenomenon, illustrating empirically how the variable 'emotions' can increase political research. Taken jointly, the essays mirror the plurality of ways on hand to the learn of politics and feelings and hence give a contribution to the state of the art debates in this interesting subject.

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