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The Resource How autocrats compete : parties, patrons, and unfair elections in Africa, Yonatan L. Morse

How autocrats compete : parties, patrons, and unfair elections in Africa, Yonatan L. Morse

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How autocrats compete : parties, patrons, and unfair elections in Africa
Title
How autocrats compete
Title remainder
parties, patrons, and unfair elections in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Yonatan L. Morse
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most autocrats now hold unfair elections, yet how they compete in them and manipulate them differs greatly. How Autocrats Compete advances a theory that explains variation in electoral authoritarian competition. Using case studies of Tanzania, Cameroon, and Kenya, along with broader comparisons from Africa, it finds that the kind of relationships autocrats foster with supporters and external actors matters greatly during elections. When autocrats can depend on credible ruling parties that provide elites with a level playing field and commit to wider constituencies, they are more certain in their own support and can compete in elections with less manipulation. Shelter from international pressure further helps autocrats deploy a wider range of coercive tools when necessary. Combining in-depth field research, within-case statistics, and cross-regional comparisons, Morse fills a gap in the literature by focusing on important variation in authoritarian institution building and international patronage. Understanding how autocrats compete sheds light on the comparative resilience and durability of modern authoritarianism
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Morse, Yonatan L.,
Dewey number
324.96
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Elections
  • Voting
  • Political participation
  • Political parties
  • Authoritarianism
  • Africa
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How autocrats compete : parties, patrons, and unfair elections in Africa, Yonatan L. Morse
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 16 Nov 2018)
Contents
The puzzle of electoral authoritarian competition -- Ruling parties, international patrons, and electoral authoritarian competition -- Electoral authoritarian competition and the African experience -- The origins and structure of ruling parties in Tanzania, Cameroon, and Kenya -- Ruling party credibility and the management of elite competition -- Ruling party credibility and the sources of voter support -- The electoral consequences of international patronage -- Authoritarian competition in Africa's former single-party regimes -- Conclusions: the comparative study of electoral authoritarianism
Control code
CR9781108596817
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108596817
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
How autocrats compete : parties, patrons, and unfair elections in Africa, Yonatan L. Morse
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 16 Nov 2018)
Contents
The puzzle of electoral authoritarian competition -- Ruling parties, international patrons, and electoral authoritarian competition -- Electoral authoritarian competition and the African experience -- The origins and structure of ruling parties in Tanzania, Cameroon, and Kenya -- Ruling party credibility and the management of elite competition -- Ruling party credibility and the sources of voter support -- The electoral consequences of international patronage -- Authoritarian competition in Africa's former single-party regimes -- Conclusions: the comparative study of electoral authoritarianism
Control code
CR9781108596817
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108596817
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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