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.

chapter 1|4 pages


ByDavid Schultz, Jurij Toplak

chapter 2|13 pages

Democratic Theory and Election Law

ByDavid Schultz

chapter 3|14 pages

Representative Government and Elections

ByMark E. Rush

chapter 4|14 pages

Voting Rights and Limitations

ByDjordje Gardašević, Jurij Toplak

chapter 5|14 pages

Electoral Management

ByToby S. James, Holly Ann Garnett

chapter 6|13 pages

Electronic Voting

ByRobert Krimmer, Jordi Barrat i Esteve

chapter 7|14 pages

Election Law in Advanced Democracies

BySteven J. Mulroy

chapter 8|14 pages

Challenges in Electoral Integrity

ByPippa Norris

chapter 9|11 pages

Elections as Rituals

ByGraeme Orr

chapter 10|12 pages

International Election Observation and Standards

ByAlexander Shlyk

chapter 11|12 pages

Election Observation

Using Law and International Standards – A Practitioner's Perspective
ByHannah Roberts

chapter 12|11 pages

Election Disputes, Complaints, and Appeals

ByBob Watt

chapter 13|13 pages

Role of Money in Campaigns and Elections

ByEmily Schnurr

chapter 14|14 pages

Political Finance

ByBarbara Jouan Stonestreet

chapter 15|13 pages

Gender Quotas in Politics

ByDrude Dahlerup, Lenita Freidenvall

chapter 16|12 pages

Election Participation of Persons with Disabilities

ByEnira Bronitskaya

chapter 17|13 pages

Personalization of Elections

In Search of the Sound Conception
ByKlemen Jaklič, Maša Setnikar

chapter 19|14 pages

Post-Election Disputes in Europe

ByMathieu Leloup

chapter 20|12 pages

The Election Law in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania

ByInese Druviete, Ēriks Kristians Selga

chapter 21|10 pages

Election Law in Turkey

ByAli Çarkoğlu

chapter 22|12 pages

Election Law in Latin America

ByDaniela Urosa

chapter 23|19 pages

Contested Elections in Africa

The Roles of Courts in Electoral Processes
ByUgochukwu Ezeh

chapter 24|18 pages

Election Law in India

ByM. V. Rajeev Gowda, Varun Santhosh

chapter 25|13 pages

Election Law in Malaysia

ByMohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani

chapter 26|15 pages

Legal Reforms for Electoral Integrity in Pakistan

ByHassan Nasir Mirbahar

chapter 27|11 pages

Deep Election Law in South Korea

ByErik Johan Mobrand