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Information and Self-Enforcing Democracy: the Role of International Election Observation

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Susan Hyde & Nikolay Marinov
ISPS ID: 
P13-001
Date: 
January 1, 2013
Status: 
Paper published at peer-reviewed journal
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Context: 
Democracy Promotion
Planning document / hypotheses: 
H1, If international election observation increases information about election quality, then post-election protest should be more likely when observers are not widely available, and post-election protest should be less likely when observers are widely available. H2, If international observers criticize an election, post-election protest should be more likely and last longer.
Sample size: 
935
Last updated: 
March 19, 2013