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The Resource Conditionality and coercion : electoral clientelism in Eastern Europe, Isabela Mares and Lauren E. Young

Conditionality and coercion : electoral clientelism in Eastern Europe, Isabela Mares and Lauren E. Young

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Conditionality and coercion : electoral clientelism in Eastern Europe
Title
Conditionality and coercion
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electoral clientelism in Eastern Europe
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Isabela Mares and Lauren E. Young
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Electoral clientelism in Eastern Europe
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eng
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In many recent democracies, candidates compete for office using illegal strategies to influence voters. In Hungary and Romania, local actors including mayors and bureaucrats offer access to social policy benefits to voters who offer to support their preferred candidates, and they threaten others with the loss of a range of policy and private benefits for voting the "wrong" way. These quid pro quo exchanges are often called clientelism. How can politicians and their accomplices get away with such illegal campaigning in otherwise democratic, competitive elections? When do they rely on the worst forms of clientelism that involve threatening voters and manipulating public benefits? 'Conditionality and Coercion: Electoral Clientelism in Eastern Europe' uses a mixed method approach to understand how illegal forms of campaigning, including vote buying and electoral coercion, persist in two democratic countries in the European Union. It argues that we must disaggregate clientelistic strategies based on whether they use public or private resources, and whether they involve positive promises or negative threats and coercion. We document that the type of clientelistic strategies that candidates and brokers use varies systematically across localities based on their underlying social coalitions. We also show that voters assess and sanction different forms of clientelism in different ways. Voters glean information about politicians' personal characteristics and their policy preferences from the clientelistic strategies these candidates deploy. --
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Mares, Isabela
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Young, Lauren E.
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Oxford Studies in Democratization
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  • Elections
  • Hungary
  • Romania
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Conditionality and coercion : electoral clientelism in Eastern Europe, Isabela Mares and Lauren E. Young
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-306) and index
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on1124995970
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24 cm.
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First Edition.
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xii, 321 pages
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9780198832782
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)1124995970
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Conditionality and coercion : electoral clientelism in Eastern Europe, Isabela Mares and Lauren E. Young
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124995970
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780198832782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1124995970

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