Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
December 4, 2015
3:15pm - 5:00pm
Dining Room, Busch Hall
Note: For this seminar there will be a presentation rather than a paper.
Throughout the nineteenth century, elections in European countries displayed ample irregularities, which included electoral intimidation, vote-buying or ballot-stuffing. Over the course of this period, European countries adopted a number of electoral reforms that attempted to limit these irregularities such as vote-buying and intimidation and protect the political autonomy of voters and the integrity of the voting process. This comparative project examines the political, partisan and economic factors that account for the formation of political coalitions supporting the introduction of reforms that limited these electoral irregularities in different European countries during the period before World War I.