Electoral Integrity Project
The Electoral Integrity Project engages practitioners and scholars on significant issues related to the quality of elections worldwide. It produces innovative and policy-relevant scientific research that achieves international standing in the social sciences and leads to a significant advancement of capabilities and knowledge about elections, democracy, and autocracy.
An independent academic study founded in 2012, the Electoral Integrity Project addresses three questions:
- How and when do elections fail- throughout the electoral cycle?
- What are the consequences of failed elections, such as for security, accessibility and trust?
- And what can be done to mitigate these problems, based on academic evidence?
The Electoral Integrity Project produces innovative and policy-relevant research comparing elections worldwide. This include both national and sub-national contests.
The project is currently directed by IIGR Researchers Dr. Holly Ann Garnett and Professor Toby S. James. It was founded in 2012 by Professor Pippa Norris and originally based at Harvard University and the University of Sydney. Today, the EIP has an office at the School of Policy Studies and Institute for Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University, as well as at the Royal Military College of Canada and the University of East Anglia (UK).
IIGR Fellows involved: Holly Ann Garnett, Toby S. James, Visiting Fellows Martyna Hoffman (from Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Poland) and Rebecca Wagner (from Peace Research Institute, Germany).