Elections have played a major role in the democratic transitions witnessed in many parts of the world in the past two decades, and increasingly, free and fair elections have become a requirement for the international legitimacy of any government.  As a result, the conduct of elections in new democracies has attracted significant international as well as domestic attention.This is reflected in a growing literature on electoral governance in new and transitional democracies.

Lise Rakner

Professor at University of Bergen and Affiliated Research Professor

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