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Democratic diffusion under the magnifying glass : a micro perspective on the change of attitudes toward democratic governance through transnational linkages in authoritarian contexts, Tina Freyburg

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Democratic diffusion under the magnifying glass : a micro perspective on the change of attitudes toward democratic governance through transnational linkages in authoritarian contexts
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Democratic diffusion under the magnifying glass
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a micro perspective on the change of attitudes toward democratic governance through transnational linkages in authoritarian contexts
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Tina Freyburg
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eng
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  • Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the 2012 convention of the European Political Studies Association (EPSA), and the conference "Microfoundations of diffusion research" at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, in Sept. 2012
  • Students of democratic diffusion argue that strong ties to democracies foster political transformation in non-democratic regimes. They theoretically specify a long causal chain linking the micro-phenomenon of the democratic socialization of individual agents to the macro-phenomenon of regime-type change. However, we know little about the extent to which and the conditions under which transnational linkages familiarize domestic agents with democratic rules and practices. This paper empirically scrutinizes the micro-foundation of the democratic diffusion argument by analyzing the impact of social linkage (international education) and communication linkage (foreign media) on the attitudes toward democratic governance of state officials in the stable authoritarian regime of Morocco. As the machinery of government bureaucracy is particularly relevant for democratic change. However, bureaucrats, as direct beneficiaries of the incumbent regime, usually prefer the status quo. The results challenge the democratization potential of transnational linkages. Multiple regression analyses based on original survey data produce little supporting evidence for a democratizing effect of media broadcasting and international education on the attitudes of Moroccan state officials. While it appears that study visits to democracies have no statistically significant effect, foreign media can positively shape a state official's attitude, but only in non-politicized policy fields
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Freyburg, Tina
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  • Authoritarianism
  • Representative government and representation
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Democratic diffusion under the magnifying glass : a micro perspective on the change of attitudes toward democratic governance through transnational linkages in authoritarian contexts, Tina Freyburg
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/24376
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Keywords: Attitudes; authoritarian regimes; bureaucracy; democratic governance; democratisation; diffusion; linkage; socialisation
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FIEb17202814
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29 pages
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(OCoLC)851517477
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Democratic diffusion under the magnifying glass : a micro perspective on the change of attitudes toward democratic governance through transnational linkages in authoritarian contexts, Tina Freyburg
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/24376
Publication
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Keywords: Attitudes; authoritarian regimes; bureaucracy; democratic governance; democratisation; diffusion; linkage; socialisation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17202814
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
29 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)851517477

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