Research Report: Assessing the Quality of Elections

Article
October 2013

Determining whether an election has met international standards is a pressing issue for both practitioners and scholars. An important new study aims to systematize the assessment of electoral integrity.

Women and Democracy: Cultural Obstacles to Equal Representation

Article
July 2001

A country's level of female political representation cannot be explained solely in terms of socioeconomic factors and political institutions. The evidence shows that political culture also matters.