Public Perceptions of Electoral Integrity:- Regional Differences and Global Trends

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Presenter:  Dr Andrew James Klassen

Date: May 18, 2015

Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Contact person:  Jan Winch
T: 08 8946 6914

Location:  Orange Building 6 Level 2 Room number 10

Target audience:  Post Graduate Research Students

Dr Klassen is a political science lecturer in the School of Creative Arts and Humanities at Charles Darwin University. Andrew teaches Australian, Indonesian and Chinese politics, as well as coordinates the Northern Territory politics internship program. His PhD thesis was a comparative study of 80 countries analysing how the design of electoral management bodies affects public perceptions of electoral fairness. Dr Klassen researches the links between institutional design, societal conditions, political support and public behaviour. For example, how the designs of national parliaments, electoral systems and electoral management bodies affect public trust in these institutions, perceptions of electoral fairness and rates of electoral participation. A unique aspect of his research is its cross-regional approach, which involves running concurrent regressions across different regions to discover global trends and variations.


Klassen, Andrew James. (2012) “Electoral Management Autonomy: A Cross-National Analysis from Latin America”. APSA Conference 2012. Hobart, Tas.

Klassen, Andrew James. (2011) “Political Legitimacy” in Encyclopedia of Power, pp. 487-491. SAGE Publications, Los Angeles, California. Keith Dowding (ed.)

Klassen, Andrew James. (2011) “Separation of Powers” in Encyclopedia of Power, pp. 597-598. SAGE Publications, Los Angeles, California. Keith Dowding (ed.)

Klassen, Andrew James. (2011) “The Evolution of Political Support: Socioeconomic Development and Human Needs”. APSA Conference 2011. Canberra, ACT.