Jørgen Elklit is a professor of political science at Aarhus University in Denmark, where he also got his doctoral degree. His research and teaching has focused on political parties, Danish national and local politics, elections, electoral systems, electoral administration, the German minority in Denmark, and democratization and democracy support to countries in transition. Professor Elklit has since 1990 also been active as advisor on democratization and elections, electoral systems and electoral administration in a number of countries, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, China (village elections), Kenya, Tanzania, Lesotho, Jordan and his native Denmark. Elklit was an international member of the South African Independent Electoral Commission in 1994 and of the country’s Electoral Task Team 2002-3, and was Secretary to the Independent Review Commission in Kenya 2008. He has also had research fellowships abroad and been at visiting professor at the University of Cape Town. He has written and/or edited or co-edited more than 20 books and has also a number of articles in professional journal as well as book chapters on his list of publication.