New development: Running elections during a pandemic

James, Toby S. (2020) New development: Running elections during a pandemic. Public Money & Management. ISSN 0954-0962

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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic posed a profound challenge for the delivery of elections worldwide. Elections are indispensable for democracy, but the high volume of human interactions within the electoral process risked spreading the virus. Electoral officials therefore found themselves planning or managing an election during an emergency situation, often for the first time. This article argues that there are several major organizational ‘elephant traps’ that polities will need to side-step during pandemics in order to safely protect the healthy running of elections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: covid-19,democracy,electoral integrity,electoral management,emergencies,natural disasters,public services,business, management and accounting(all),sociology and political science,public administration ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 00:02
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 23:50
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75638
DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2020.1783084

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