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Free, Fair, & Regular Elections: Resources

Essential Principles

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy. New Haven, CT: Yale Law School, 2008.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp.

13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, 1865–70. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/amend1.asp.

Civil Rights Act of 1964, July 2, 1964. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/statutes.asp.

Constitution of the United States, 1787. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/usconst.asp.

Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights, 1789–91. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/rights1.asp.

Voting Rights Act of 1965, August 6, 1965.

>http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/voting_rights_1965.asp.

A Force More Powerful. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2000. (A documentary film on

>nonviolence narrated by Ben Kingsley.)

Crick, Bernard. Democracy: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University

>Press, 2002. See also other volumes in the Very Short Introduction series.

Eyes on the Prize. PBS, 1987. (A documentary history of the civil rights movement.)

International Foundation for Electoral Systems. http://www.ifes.org. See especially research and publications section and elections site.

Keele, Richard. "Elections and Election Systems from Around the World."

>http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/election.htm. (Offers a wide variety of resource links.)

The Orange Revolution. PBS, 2005. (A documentary on the downfall of authoritarian leadership in Ukraine through the use of nonviolence and elections.

Poland

Ash, Timothy Garton. The Polish Revolution. 3rd ed. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002.

Curtis, Glenn, ed. Poland: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, 1992. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/pltoc.html.

Donovan, Jeffrey. "Poland: Solidarity—The Trade Union That Changed the World." Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, August 25, 2005. http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/08/8b89d311-5067-4c03-9aa6-72500d1f986d.html.

Man of Iron. Directed by Andrzej Wajda, 1981. (Film on the rise of Solidarity.)

Venezuela

Corrales, Javier. "Hugo Boss: How Chávez Is Fashioning Dictatorship for a Democratic Age."

Foreign Policy, January–February 2006.

Haggerty, Richard A., ed. Venezuela: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, 1990. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/vetoc.html.

Human Rights Watch. "A Decade Under Chávez: Political Intolerance and Lost Opportunities for Advancing Human Rights in Venezuela." New York: Human Rights Watch, September 2008. http://hrw.org/reports/2008/venezuela0908/.

Romero, Simon. "Chávez Looks at Critics in the Media and Sees the Enemy." New York Times, June 1, 2007.

Azerbaijan

Alieva, Leila. "Azerbaijan's Frustrating Elections." Journal of Democracy 17, no. 2 (April

>2006): 147–160.

"Elections?" Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe Observer Mission, October 2003.

>http://www.idee.org/azerbaijanelections.html.

Curtis, Glenn E., ed. Azerbaijan: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, 1994. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/aztoc.html.