Megan Hauser. . . adds to this literature with a well-constructed and informative book on electoral strategies used by both regimes and oppositions across the post-Soviet space over the last three decades. Making a welcome addition both theoretically and empirically, Hauser expands our knowledge of authoritarian electoral politics in a way that provides rich regional detail while keeping an eye to broader, structural patterns that may travel far beyond the post-Soviet space. . . . Hauser has produced a relevant work that will be useful to both scholars of the region as well as those studying electoral behaviour in authoritarianism generally. In particular, those researchers looking to better understand opposition struggles to unite or, more frustratingly, refuse to participate in electoral activity should read this book.