Adventures in international election monitoring

Switzerland regrets the conditions in which the elections in Myanmar were held, but isn’t the Swiss government being hypercritical considering that, after all, the elections were monitored by North Korean diplomats? (h/t James Vreeland)

By the way, here is a recent working paper on why even autocracies invite international monitors, with an interesting argument on how this practice can develop into a well-established norm endogenously, that is, without norm entrepreneurs playing a significant role.

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