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Electoral integrity and support for democracy in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

White, Stephen; McAllister, Ian


The expansion of democracy following the collapse of communism in 1989–1990 led many to believe that democratic institutions would rapidly take root. However, over the past decade, electoral malpractice has become widespread, casting doubt on democratic consolidation. This paper examines the causes and consequences of weak electoral integrity in Belarus, Russia, and the Ukraine. Using a series of opinion surveys conducted since 2000, we show that public perceptions of electoral unfairness...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2014.911744
Access Rights: Open Access


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