Distrust Breeds Bureaucracy: Democratization and the Formal Regulation of Electoral Governance in MexicoPublic Integrity (2001)
AbstractIn contemporary Mexico, political parties have subject electoral authorities to tight legal regulation. Their reliance on “bureaucratic” control sheds light on a crucial premise of “post-bureaucratic” approaches: deregulation presupposes trust. The article describes the distrust-driven regulation of three areas of electoral governance: record keeping, the identification of voters and ballots, and time rules. It concludes with reflections on the potential costs of bureaucratizing electoral governance.
- electoral governance,
- new public management,
Publication DateSpring 2001
Citation InformationAndreas Schedler. "Distrust Breeds Bureaucracy: Democratization and the Formal Regulation of Electoral Governance in Mexico" Public Integrity Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andreas_schedler/18/