Drawing on evidence from the Philippines as well as countries such as the United States, Venezuela, SouthAfrica, and Taiwan, The Hidden Costs of Clean Election Reform investigates why citizens sometimes find themselves alienated or abruptly disenfranchised. . . . By understanding how even good-faith efforts to improve corrupt or flawed electoral practices may impede the democratic process, the book suggests new ways to help prevent future breaches of democracy.
Published in 2008.
Copublished with Cornell University Press.