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Lecture: Nic Cheeseman on how to rig an election (and get away with it)

Lecture: Nic Cheeseman on how to rig an election (and get away with it)

Update: 2018-10-151
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Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are generally able to remain in power longer than autocrats who refuse to allow the populace to vote.

Calling upon first-hand experiences, hundreds of interviews and election reports from Kenya, India, Nigeria, Russia, the United States, Zimbabwe and more, Professor Cheeseman discusses the limitations of national elections as a means of promoting democratisation, revealing the six essential strategies that dictators use to undermine the electoral process in an attempt to guarantee victory.

How to Rig an Election has been described as “essential reading for everyone who wants to get democracy right again” by A.C. Grayling, “clear, punchy and potentially revolutionary” by Michela Wrong and the “one of the books of the year” by the Centre for Global Development.
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Lecture: Nic Cheeseman on how to rig an election (and get away with it)

Lecture: Nic Cheeseman on how to rig an election (and get away with it)

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