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The Resource Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa, Rachel Beatty Riedl, (electronic resource)

Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa, Rachel Beatty Riedl, (electronic resource)

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Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa
Title
Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Beatty Riedl
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why have seemingly similar African countries developed very different forms of democratic party systems? Despite virtually ubiquitous conditions that are assumed to be challenging to democracy - low levels of economic development, high ethnic heterogeneity, and weak state capacity - nearly two dozen African countries have maintained democratic competition since the early 1990s. Yet the forms of party system competition vary greatly: from highly stable, nationally organized, well-institutionalized party systems to incredibly volatile, particularistic parties in systems with low institutionalization. To explain their divergent development, Rachel Beatty Riedl points to earlier authoritarian strategies to consolidate support and maintain power. The initial stages of democratic opening provide an opportunity for authoritarian incumbents to attempt to shape the rules of the new multiparty system in their own interests, but their power to do so depends on the extent of local support built up over time. The particular form of the party system that emerges from the democratic transition is sustained over time through isomorphic competitive pressures embodied in the new rules of the game, the forms of party organization and the structure of competition that shape party and voter behavior alike.--
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Riedl, Rachel Beatty
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Political parties
  • Democratization
  • Democracy
  • Political parties
  • Democratization
  • Democracy
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Ghana
Label
Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa, Rachel Beatty Riedl, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107045484
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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CR9781107045484
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781107045484
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)879202936
Label
Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa, Rachel Beatty Riedl, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107045484
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107045484
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107045484
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879202936

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