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Money or signatures: which is a larger barrier to new parties trying to contest parliamentary elections?

Goplerud, Max (2014) Money or signatures: which is a larger barrier to new parties trying to contest parliamentary elections? Democratic Audit Blog (29 Sep 2014). Website.

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Abstract

A crucial part of any democracy is allowing new parties to form and contest elections. However, there is a consensus that the state may set barriers in order to do so. This implies a tricky balancing act between excluding ‘frivolous’ candidates whilst allowing ‘serious’ new parties to run without undue difficulty. Here, Max Goplerud outlines a working paper that examines this issue. It finds that new parties will likely find signature-based barriers harder to overcome and that 60% of British electoral administrators surveyed would prefer a more restrictive regime than the one currently in force.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 08:25
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2019 00:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63281

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