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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Election Monitoring, International

Christina Binder, Christian Pippan

Subject(s):
Regional co-operation — Act of state

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 In its current form, international election monitoring has appeared on the scene of international affairs in the late 1980s. Its emergence as a widely accepted and (today) almost routinely practised international activity was closely related to the expansion of the so-called ‘third wave’ of democracy towards Latin America, parts of Asia, and Eastern Europe during the 1980s and early 1990s, coupled with the overall transformation of the geopolitical climate after the end of the Cold War (1947–91) . Starting around the same time, the growing engagement of the...
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