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The Economist article citing Kelley

Posted by: Judith Kelley, Ph.D. | March 2, 2012 | 1 Comment |

Today the Economist ran an article citing the project work. The article can be found here:

Election fraud, How to steal an election

Electoral fraudsters have become more cunning, but dirty politics is a bigger worry

Mar 3rd 2012


under: Monitoring Democracy

Data released

Posted by: Judith Kelley, Ph.D. | December 4, 2011 | No Comment |


ICPSR released the data files. The data are available via a persistent URL at:


The official publication citation to be used for your data is:

Kelley, Judith. Data on International Election
Monitoring: Three Global Datasets on Election Quality,
Election Events and International Election Observation
[Computer file]. ICPSR31461-v1. Ann Arbor, MI:
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social
Research [distributor], 2011-12-01.

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New Foreign Affairs article

Posted by: Judith Kelley, Ph.D. | June 29, 2011 | 3 Comments |

The Limits of Election Monitoring: What Independent Observation Can (and Can’t) Do.

With Susan Hyde. Foreign Affairs, June 29, 2011

Summary: When Tunisia and Egypt hold elections this fall, international election monitors will face pressure to validate the results as a proof that the Arab Spring is yielding democratic dividends. They must resist that pressure — both to maintain their independence and convince Egyptians and Tunisians of it.


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Posted by: Judith Kelley, Ph.D. | May 24, 2011 | No Comment |

The Project on International Election Monitoring is a global data collection and research project to study elections and election monitoring, which is a prominent form of democracy promotion worldwide.

This website contains publications and data from the project.

Click on the map to view the distribution of monitoring missions around the world.

The project is led by Judith Kelley, Duke University, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Duke University.

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