Carnegie Mellon University

Dov Levin, "Meddling in the Ballot Box: The Causes and Effects of Partisan Electoral Interventions"

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Zoom
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Why do world powers sometimes try to determine who wins an election in another country? What effects does such meddling have on the targeted elections results? Great powers have attempted for centuries to intervene in elections occurring in other states through various covert and overt methods, with the American intervention in the 2013 Kenyan elections and the Russian intervention in the 2016 US elections being just two recent examples. Indeed, the Americans and the Soviets/Russians intervened in one out of every nine national-level executive elections between 1946 and 2000. Meddling in the Ballot Box is the first book to provide a comprehensive analysis of foreign meddling in elections from the dawn of the modern era to the 2016 Russian intervention in the US election.

About Dov Levin:

Dr. Dov H. Levin is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. From 2016-2018 he was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Levin’s main current research project is on the causes, effects, and effectiveness of partisan electoral interventions by great powers, a topic on which he has published multiple scholarly articles in prestigious academic venues including International Studies Quarterly, Terrorism and Political Violence and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

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