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Shared Security, Shared Elections: Best practices for the prevention of electoral violence
April 24, 2019

Author: American Friends Service Committee Publication Date: July 2018 Summary: What are the major causes of electoral violence? What have proven to be the most effective means of preventing such violence? With several recent notable cases of violent elections, understanding the dynamics around electoral violence has become increasingly important in improving the quality of democracy around […]

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Elections
April 24, 2019

Author: International IDEA, Clingendael Publication Date: September 2016 Summary: Elections are essential elements of democratic systems. Unfortunately, abuse and manipulation (including voter intimidation, vote buying or ballot stuffing) can distort these processes. However, little attention has been paid to an intrinsic part of this threat: the conditions and opportunities for criminal interference in the electoral process. […]

Protecting Politics: Deterring the Influence of Organized Crime on Local Democracy

Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: September 2016 Summary: In 2015 the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime joined forces with International IDEA to explore how organized crime becomes an engine for political corruption at the local level. It examined the situations in three countries in detail: Afghanistan, Colombia and Niger. These case studies […]

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