Dec. 11, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Dear colleagues and friends,
The eighth (second in 2022) issue of our journal includes four papers, a remark and a review.
The issue starts with a paper by Arkadii Lyubarev, which continues the discussion point of the previous issue—the distinctive nature of local self-governments and municipal elections. The author tries to approach this point by analyzing the electoral statistics from municipal elections in Russia.
David Limond describes the unique case of Trinity College Dublin as a constituency in the election to the Irish Parliament. The paper presents a detailed overview of the background and historical trajectory of this election over six decades.
The paper by Pavel Dubravskiy and Artyom Klyga, as well as one by Ivan Brikulsky, describe certain aspects of the 2020 US presidential election, which continues to stir up controversy. Dybravskiy and Klyga's paper analyzes the reasons for Trump's defeat both in the election itself and in the courts to challenge its outcome.
Brikulsky's discussion paper criticizes the decisions of US courts in the lawsuits filed by Donald Trump and his supporters from the perspective of the US Constitution and the protection of voting rights of citizens. Andrei Buzin's remark to the paper defends these decisions from the perspective of the proportionality (codimension) principle of violations and sanctions.
The issue closes with Andrei Buzin's review of the book "Maximum Security Elections: How Did Elections in Russia Turn Into Non-Elections and What is to Be Done About It?" by Yelena Lukyanova et al.
We hope the new issue will further secure the journal’s status in academic circles and the pool of topics and authors will continue to expand.