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The Inequality of Fraud. Exploring the effect of societal inequality on electoral misconduct.


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Title: The Inequality of Fraud. Exploring the effect of societal inequality on electoral misconduct.
Authors: Mechkova, Valeriya
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2014
Degree: Master theses
Keywords: inequality
electoral misconduct
elections
democratization
Abstract: The relationship between inequlity and democracy has been a subject to many academic studies. Yet no rigorous explanation has been offered about the connection between them. The present thesis engages in this debate by analyzing the effect of societal inequality on the democratic quality of elections. The hypothesis being tested is that the more the resources in society are unequally distributed, the greater the incentives and opportunities for the incumbent are to use illicit tactics to retain ... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/36498
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