Predicting the Likelihood of Election Violence?

A new paper titled, “When Do Governments Resort to Election Violence?,” by Susan Hyde (co-authored with Emilie M. Hafner-Burton and Ryan S. Jablonski, both at UC San Diego) is published (online first) by the British Journal of Political Science.

The study uses cross-national data from 1981 to 2004, and concludes that, “it is clear that as elections have spread to nearly all countries, some incumbents… have used violence to stay in power.”