Elections For Sale: The Causes And Consequences Of Vote Buying
|Author||Frederic Charles Schaffer|
|Dimension||6 x 9|
Often regarded as a phenomenon of earlier times and backward places, vote buying has made an impressive comeback in recent decadesó primarily as a by-product of democratization. Elections for Sale offers the first comprehensive analysis if this widespread but ill-understood practice.
The authors systematically explore a series of key questions: What exactly is vote buying? What are its underlying causes? Why does it occur in some places, but not in others? How does it affect political and economic development? Can it be educated or legislated away? Their work presents new theoretical insights, as well as historical and fresh empirical evidence that vote buying has turned into a worldwide phenomenon.
Frederic Charles Schaffer is lecturer on social studies at Harvard Unviersity and research associate at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author of Democracy in Translation: Understanding Politics in an Unfamiliar Culture.
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