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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Elections

Elections are a core component of democracy, but the integrity of elections is under threat—globally and in the United States. Violence, fraud, and voter suppression tactics often mar electoral contests, even in highly institutionalized democracies. IGCC research in this area brings together scholars to analyze the different roles that elections play in the democratic process and addresses how governments in particular attempt to manipulate elections to undermine rather than bolster a genuine democratic process of representation.