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    Romain Bertrand is Research Fellow, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris.

    Jean-Louis Briquet is Research Fellow, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.

    Peter Pels is Professor of Anthropology, Leiden University, and Research Associate, Amsterdam School of Social Science Research.

    We assume that voting by secret ballot is an essential and fundamental principle of representative democracy, but the social history of the secret ballot has rarely been investigated, until now. Voting by secret ballot is a surprisingly recent phenomenon in the West. While it may indeed offer opportunities for broader political participation, its introduction has sometimes limited the electorate, excluding certain groups, even precipitating violence. This original and thought-provoking volume questions the universality of the supposed link between voting secrecy and individual political freedom. Case studies from around the world and various historical eras combine anthropology, political theory, and social history to good effect. The result is an innovative analysis of the cultural history of the West's democratic norms and their imposition on other societies.


    ISBN 9780253219428
    Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
    Format Paperback
    Pages 256
    Publisher Date 2007-08-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Audience College/higher education
    Dimensions 9.0x7.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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