Swedish election corruption in historical-comparative perspective

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  • Political Science


When and how was election fraud abolished in Sweden and other established western democracies?
The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).
The aim of this research project is to describe and explain how and why corrupt electoral practices were abolished in established democracies.
Firstly, a new historical case will be explored and thoroughly assessed: that of Sweden before the advent of universal suffrage in 1921.
Secondly, systematic comparisons with the historical experiences in other established democracies will be undertaken, based on secondary sources, through collaboration with scholarly country experts, and through the collection of new source material from one more country: the United States.
Thirdly, over-time and cross-country comparisons will be used to explain how and why electoral corruption was abolished.
Effective start/end date2009/01/272013/12/31


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Jan Teorell, Daniel Ziblatt & Fabrice Lehoucq, 2017, In: Comparative Political Studies. 50, 5, p. 531-554

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Bo Rothstein & Jan Teorell, 2015, In: Scandinavian Political Studies. 38, 3, p. 238-254

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