Master of Electoral Policy and Administration: An Overview of the Model Curriculum
The Model Curriculum for the Master of Arts in Electoral Policy and Administration (MEPA) offers a comprehensive one-year programme for election professionals designed to equip its graduates with solid knowledge and ability to handle complex professional challenges.
Combining academic and practice-oriented perspectives, MEPA Model Curriculum consists of 18 topics and includes learning objectives for each course, suggested length, key issues to be covered and an outline with recommended resources.
Designed for current and aspiring election managers, policymakers and practitioners involved in elections, it reflects the flexibility required to effectively cater for different regions.
This Overview omits course outlines and recommended resources to provide a brief summary of the Model Curriculum.
Topic 1: Elections and Voting as Instruments of Governance
Topic 2: Electoral Legal and Regulatory Frameworks
Topic 3: Electoral Management Bodies
Topic 4: Electoral Systems and Managing Representation
Topic 5: Understanding and Managing Boundary Delimitation
Topic 6: Political Parties, Campaigns, and Political Finance
Topic 7: Electoral Planning and Budgeting
Topic 8: Voter Registration and Identification Systems
Topic 9: Electoral Operations
Topic 10: Marginalized Electorates and Special Voting Programmes
Topic 11: Elections and Technology
Topic 12: Civic and Voter Education
Topic 13: Media and Elections
Topic 14: Electoral Integrity and Malpractice
Topic 15: Electoral Security and Conflict Prevention
Topic 16: Electoral Justice Systems
Topic 17: Electoral Observation, Evaluation, and Validation
Topic 18: Policy Advice and Electoral Reform
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