Swedish election corruption in a historical-comparative perspective - Photographs

SND-ID: snd0965-2. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002722


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Research principal

Lund University rorId


This is a study of historical election related legal cases in Sweden. Documentation is only available in Swedish.


The aim of this research project is to describe and explain how and why corrupt electoral practices were abolished in established democracies.

This dataset contains 12296 photographies of election related legal cases in Sweden through the eighteenth and nineteenth century. The photos are in TIFF-format and depict hand written texts in books and on archive cards, photographed at the National Archives. Example images can be found in the documentations tab above.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis

Time period(s) investigated

1713 – 1869

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit

National area (NUTS2)

Administrative information


  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council
  • Funding agency's reference number: VR 2008:1843
Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

History (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


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Teorell, J. (2012). Omval och andra omtagningar under 300 år. In L. Berg & H. Oscarsson (ed.), Omstritt omval (p. 39-54). Gothenburg: SOM-institutet.
Full text

Teorell, J. (2013). Varför är valfusk så ovanligt i Sverige?. In Statsvetenskapens frågor. (p. 75-83). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
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Published: 2015-09-15
Last updated: 2021-10-29