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

2 Democratic Theory and Election Law

3 Representative Government and Elections

4 Voting Rights and Limitations

5 Electoral Management

6 Electronic Voting

7 Election Law in Advanced Democracies

8 Challenges in Electoral Integrity

9 Elections as Rituals

10 International Election Observation and Standards

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

12 Election Disputes, Complaints, and Appeals

13 Role of Money in Campaigns and Elections

14 Political Finance

15 Gender Quotas in Politics

16 Election Participation of Persons With Disabilities

17 Personalization of Elections: In Search of the Sound Conception

18 European Court of Human Rights and the Election Law

19 Post-Election Disputes in Europe

20 The Election Law in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania

21 Election Law in Turkey

22 Election Law in Latin America

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

24 Election Law in India

25 Election Law in Malaysia

26 Legal Reforms for Electoral Integrity in Pakistan

27 Deep Election Law in South Korea