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Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook: Volume I: Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia

Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, and Christof Hartmann

Abstract

Gives a comprehensive overview of national elections and referendums in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and South Asia. For all relevant states, the legal provisions on suffrage as well as parliamentary and presidential electoral systems are analysed in both a historical and a comparative manner. Investigates the effects of elections and electoral systems on the development of the political regimes. The concluding section summarizes the context‐specific availability and reliability of official electoral statistics. The appendix presents the basic features of the parliamentary e ... More

Keywords: Caucasus, Central Asia, elections, electoral statistics, electoral systems, Middle East, parliamentary elections, presidential elections, referendums, South Asia, suffrage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249589
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019924958X.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dieter Nohlen, editor
Professor of Political Science, University of Heidelberg

Florian Grotz, editor
Assistant Professor, European Centre of Comparative Government and Public Policy, Berlin
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Christof Hartmann, editor
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Ruhr University of Bochum
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Contents

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Elections and Electoral Systems in Asia and the Pacific

by Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, and Christof Hartmann*

Middle East

Bahrain

by Christof Hartmann

Iran

by Ralph Kauz, Hamid Khosravi Sharoudi, and Andreas Rieck*

Iraq

by Dirk Axtmann*

Israel

by Matthias Ries

Jordan

by Renate Dieterich

Kuwait

by Christian Koch

Lebanon

by Thomas Scheffler

Oman

by Abdulla Juma Alhaj

Qatar

by Sherif Wadood

Saudi Arabia

by Ferhad Ibrahim

Syria

by Eyal Zisser

Turkey

by Harald Schüler

United Arab Emirates

by Christian Koch

Yemen

by Iris Glosemeyer

Caucasus and Central Asia

Armenia

by Florian Grotz and Maria Rodriguez‐McKey

Azerbaijan

by Florian Grotz and Raoul Motika*

Georgia

by Natalie Kuchinka‐Lančava and Florian Grotz*

Kazakhstan

by Marie‐Carin von Gumppenberg*

Kyrgyzstan

by Beate Eschment and Florian Grotz*

Tajikistan

by Florian Grotz

Turkmenistan

by Florian Grotz*

Uzbekistan

by Florian Grotz*

South Asia

Afghanistan

by Abdul Wahed Sarabi

Bangladesh

by Nizam Ahmed*

Bhutan

by Peter Lehr

India

by Mike Enskat, Subrata K. Mitra, and Vijay Bahadur Singh

Maldives

by Peter Lehr

Myanmar (Burma)

by Tilman Frasch*

Nepal

by Karl‐Heinz Krämer*

Pakistan

by Wolfgang‐Peter Zingel

Sri Lanka

by Christian Wagner*

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