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タイトル: Establishing electoral administration systems in new democracies
著者: Kawanaka, Takeshi
Asaba, Yuki
川中, 豪
浅羽, 祐樹
キーワード: Developing countries
South Korea
Philippines
Elections
Electoral systems
Democracy
Institution
Issue Date: Aug-2011
出版者: Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
引用: IDE Discussion Paper. No. 305. 2011.8
抄録: The difficulty of holding fair elections continues to be a critical problem in many newly democratized countries. The core of the problem is the electoral administration's lack of political autonomy and capability to regulate fraud. This paper seeks to identify the conditions for establishing an autonomous and capable electoral administration system. An electoral administration system has two main functions: to disclose the nature of elections and to prevent fraud. We argue in this paper that an autonomous and capable electoral administration system exists if the major political players have the incentive to disclose the information on the elections and to secure the ruler's credible commitment to fair elections. We examine this argument through comparative case studies of Korea and the Philippines. Despite similar historical and institutional settings, their election commissions exhibit contrasting features. The difference in the incentive structures of the major political players seems to have caused the divergence in the institutional evolution of the election commissions in the two countries.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2344/1087
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