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Koncept ke zkoumání volebních podvodů: Případová studie ruských parlamentních voleb 2011

Title in English The concept for the research of electoral frauds: Case study of Russian parliamentary elections 2011


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Evropská volební studia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Political sciences
Keywords electoral fraud; electoral integrity; conceptualization; Russia; State Duma; elections
Description The aim of this article is to create a concept for a research of election frauds which would be able to respond to the limits of the recent interpretation of this term. For achieving this goal it is necessary to accept the term election fraud which reduce the most of its possible limits. Then the new concept can be created. Hence, the research questions is: How will the concept reacting to this definition look like? This question is answered through the use of the instrumental case study of Russian elections to State duma which took place on the 4th December 2011. The quantitative content analysis is used here for the categorization of the official complaints about violations of electoral process submitted to the electoral commissions of the subjects of the Russian Federation.
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