THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Selective barrier as an element of electoral engineering

2013. №4, pp. 68-75

Morozova Oksana S.  - Ph.D. (Political Science), Ryazan State University named for S. A. Yesenin, 46 Svoboda st., Ryazan, 390000, Russian Federation,, mos2309@mail.ru

The article focuses on the essence of the electoral threshold, which is used in elections in a number of countries around the world. The peculiarities of legal regulation of the electoral threshold. The views of supporters and opponents of the electoral threshold. Considered the electoral threshold: its very existence and magnitude as one of the elements of the electoral engineering. The aims introducing the barrier. The examples of determining the value of the barrier.

Key words: electoral threshold,the elections,the electoral process,electoral engineering,the electoral system

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