1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Election Law

Edited By David Schultz, Jurij Toplak Copyright 2022
    370 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    370 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Governments need rules, institutions, and processes to translate the will of the people into functioning democracies. Election laws are the rules that make that happen. Yet across the world various countries have crafted different rules regarding how elections are conducted, who gets to vote, who is allowed to run for office, what role political parties have, and what place money has in the financing of campaigns and candidates. The Routledge Handbook of Election Law is the first major cross-national comparative reference book surveying the electoral practices and law of the major and emerging democracies across the world. It brings together the leading international scholars on election law and democracy, examining specific issues, topics, or the regions of the world when it comes to rules, institutions, and processes regarding how they run their elections. The result is a rich volume of research furthering the legal and political science knowledge about democracies and the challenges they face. Scholars interested in election law and democracy, as well as election officials, will find the Routledge Handbook of Election Law an essential reference book.


    1 Introduction
    David Schultz and Jurij Toplak

    2 Democratic Theory and Election Law
    David Schultz

    3 Representative Government and Elections
    Mark E. Rush

    4 Voting Rights and Limitations
    Djordje Gardašević and Jurij Toplak

    5 Electoral Management
    Toby S. James and Holly Ann Garnett

    6 Electronic Voting
    Robert Krimmer and Jordi Barrat i Esteve

    7 Election Law in Advanced Democracies
    Steven J. Mulroy

    8 Challenges in Electoral Integrity
    Pippa Norris

    9 Elections as Rituals
    Graeme Orr

    10 International Election Observation and Standards
    Alexander Shlyk

    11 Election Observation: Using Law and International Standards – A Practitioner's Perspective
    Hannah Roberts

    12 Election Disputes, Complaints, and Appeals
    Bob Watt

    13 Role of Money in Campaigns and Elections
    Emily Schnurr

    14 Political Finance
    Barbara Jouan Stonestreet

    15 Gender Quotas in Politics
    Drude Dahlerup and Lenita Freidenvall

    16 Election Participation of Persons With Disabilities
    Enira Bronitskaya

    17 Personalization of Elections: In Search of the Sound Conception
    Klemen Jaklič and Maša Setnikar

    18 European Court of Human Rights and the Election Law
    Jurij Toplak

    19 Post-Election Disputes in Europe
    Mathieu Leloup

    20 The Election Law in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania
    Inese Druviete and Ēriks Kristians Selga

    21 Election Law in Turkey
    Ali Çarkoğlu

    22 Election Law in Latin America
    Daniela Urosa

    23 Contested Elections in Africa: The Roles of Courts in Electoral Processes
    Ugochukwu Ezeh

    24 Election Law in India
    M. V. Rajeev Gowda and Varun Santhosh

    25 Election Law in Malaysia
    Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani

    26 Legal Reforms for Electoral Integrity in Pakistan
    Hassan Nasir Mirbahar

    27 Deep Election Law in South Korea
    Erik Johan Mobrand


    David Schultz is Hamline University Distinguished Professor in the departments of Political Science, Legal Studies, and Environmental Studies, and a Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota.

    Jurij Toplak is Professor of Law and Head of Department at the University of Maribor, the Executive Vice-President of the Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia, and a recurring visiting professor at Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.