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  • International Journal of Middle East Studies, Volume 44, Issue 3
  • August 2012, pp. 483-505

VOTE TRAFFICKING IN LEBANON

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Vote buying and vote selling are prominent features of electoral politics in Lebanon. This article investigates how vote trafficking works in Lebanese elections and examines how electoral rules and practices contribute to wide and lively vote markets. Using original survey data from the 2009 parliamentary elections, it studies vote selling with a list experiment, a question technique designed to elicit truthful answers to sensitive questions. The data show that over half of the Lebanese sold their votes in 2009. Moreover, once we come to grips with the sensitivity of the topic, the data show that members of all sectarian communities and political alliances sold their votes at similar rates.

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Daniel Corstange is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York; e-mail: daniel.corstange@gmail.com
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