The World's Tagalog Movies and Filipino Music Store


  •  by Author
  •  by Publisher
  •  by Category

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Discover credit cards

The Hidden Costs Of Clean Election Reform
The Hidden Costs Of Clean Election Reform
Category Politics
Publisher Ateneo Press
Author Frederic Charles Schaffer
Pages
Dimension 6 x 9
Copyright 2009
Price US$ 28.95
 Bookpaper ISBN9715505918

Voters are increasingly aware that the mechanics of elections matter. The conduct of elections —how eligible voters make it onto the voter rolls, how voters cast their ballots, and how those votes are counted— determines the degree to which the people’s preferences are expressed freely, wieghed equally, and recorded accurately. It is not surprising, then, that attempts to “clean up” elections are widely applauded as being unambigously good for democracy. In The Hidden Costs of Clean Election Reform Frederic Charles Schaffer reveals how tinkering with the electoral process can easily damage democratic ideals.

Drawing on evidence from the Philippines as well as countries such as the United States, Venezuela, South Africa, and Taiwan, The Hidden Costs of Clean Election Reform investigates why citizens sometimes find themselves alienated or abruptly dienfranchised. Schaffer examines numerous incidents in which election reforms have, whether intentionally or accidentally, harmed the quality and experience of democracy. These cases include anti-vote-buying civic education campaigns and voter registration reform in the Philippines, efforts to insulate voters from outside influences in nineteenth-century France, the purge of supposed felons from the voter rolls of Florida ahead of the 2000 U.S. presidential election, and current debates over the reliability and security of electronic voting machines.

Lawmakers, election officials, partisan operatives, and civic educators, Schaffer finds, can all contribute to the harm caused by improperly or cynically constructed election reforms. By understanding how even good-faith efforts to improve corrupt or flawed electoral practices may impede the democratic process, The Hidden Costs of Clean Election Reform suggests new ways to help prevent future breaches of democracy.

Frederic Charles Schaffer teaches political science at the University of Massachussets Amherst. He has previously held positions at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has worked as an election specialist in Iraq and Haiti. He is the editor of Elections for Sale: The Causes and Consequences of Vote Buying

( US$ 28.95 Bookpaper )
Shipping

Quick Jump:
by Author   •   by Publisher   •   by Category

Search KC Book Section

Still can't find the book you want? If the book you want is not yet listed in our online catalog, write us now about your special order. If it exists, we will find it!
 



  Flag Counter
 

eCensus
Order copies of your Philippine birth certificate, marriage certificate or CENOMAR online!

 

Philippine Cigars Webstore
The finest Philippine blends
La Flor de la Isabela-Tabacalera Cigars:
Highly rated by Smoke magazine.

www.philippinesbestcigars.com

Baguio: The coolest place in the Phils
Baguio Tour

If you havent been to Baguio in the past 5 years, now is the best time to go!

www.haggiyo-mountain-tours.com

Food Delivery Service

Send HOT FOOD to your Family & Friends in the Philippines!
www.e-Kain.com

Travelling To The Philippines?
Asia Travel

Discounted rates online hotel booking
AsiaTravel.com
top up philippine mobile subscribers

 
 

 
 
QUICK INDEX:
Vintage B&W Tagalog Movies   •   Filipino Videos   •   OPM Music   •   Music/Concert Videos   •   Children's Videos
Educational Videos   •   Documentary Videos   •   Livelihood Videos   •   Phil CD-ROMs   •   Karaoke   •   Books   •   Unique Items
Pinoy Food   •   Pinoy T-Shirts   •   La Flor de la Isabela/Tabaqueria Cigars   •   Personal Care   •  
Policies  •   Privacy  •   Safe Shopping Guarantee  •   Cart  •   Check Out  •   Write to Webmaster  •   Contact Details

Online since December 28, 1998
Copyright and disclaimers © 1998- KabayanCentral.com

All rights reserved. The World's Filipino Store