Title

The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Monitoring Elections: Lessons Learned for the New Egypt

Author's Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

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https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2012.661180

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

International Journal of Public Administration

Publication Date

7-1-2012

doi

10.1080/01900692.2012.661180

Abstract

The purpose of this research article is to contribute to a better future for a New Egypt, after the January 25, Revolution of 2011, by focusing on how best to monitor elections by domestic civil society organizations (CSOs) through adopting an output, outcome, and impact model. It assesses comparatively the role of CSOs in monitoring elections in Ethiopia, Ukraine, and Nigeria, and derives lessons learned for Egypt. Through analyzing Egyptian CSOs websites and qualitative discussions and surveys with activists, proposed strategies for enhancing effectiveness are identified, including building wider coalitions and more use of new technology. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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