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Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)

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SANTA-CRUZ, Arturo. Redefining Sovereignty, Consolidating a Network: Monitoring the 1990 Nicaraguan Elections. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2004, vol.24, n.1, pp.189-208. ISSN 0718-090X.

National elections are now international events­and international election monitoring (IEM) an institutionalized practice in world politics that has partially redefined state sovereignty. This work is about a foundational case in the process of IEM's normalization: the 1990 Nicaraguan elections. For the first time ever, the United Nations, the Organization of American States, and a myriad of non-governmental organizations monitored an electoral process in a sovereign country. I consider the Nicaraguan experience in light of the wider normative structure of the Western Hemisphere, which I argue, played an important role both in it and in IEM's eventual normalization

Palabras clave : International Election Monitoring; Sovereignty; Norms; Western Hemisphere; Idea; Latin America; Nicaragua.

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