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,,

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