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The Resource Electoral politics and Africa's urban transition : class and ethnicity in Ghana, Noah L. Nathan, (electronic resource)

Electoral politics and Africa's urban transition : class and ethnicity in Ghana, Noah L. Nathan, (electronic resource)

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Electoral politics and Africa's urban transition : class and ethnicity in Ghana
Title
Electoral politics and Africa's urban transition
Title remainder
class and ethnicity in Ghana
Statement of responsibility
Noah L. Nathan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Two aspects of contemporary urban life in Africa are often described as sources of political change: the emergence of a large urban middle class and high levels of ethnic diversity and inter-ethnic social contact. Many expected that these factors would help spark a transition away from ethnic competition and clientelism toward more programmatic elections. Focusing on urban Ghana, this book shows that the growing middle class and high levels of ethnic diversity are not having the anticipated political effects. Instead, urban Ghana is stuck in a trap: clientelism and ethnic voting persist in many urban neighborhoods despite changes to the socio-economic characteristics and policy preferences of voters. Through a unique examination of intra-urban variation in patterns of electoral competition, Nathan explains why this trap exists, demonstrates its effects on political behavior, and explores how new democracies like Ghana can move past it.--
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UkCbUP
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1986-
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Nathan, Noah L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in comparative politics
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Urbanization
  • Identity politics
  • Metropolitan government
  • Political participation
  • Ghana
Label
Electoral politics and Africa's urban transition : class and ethnicity in Ghana, Noah L. Nathan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108594820
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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
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Urban politics in a trap -- Urban Ghana in context -- Part II. The middle class and programmatic politics -- Class and preferences -- Credibility, patronage, and participation -- Part III. Neighborhoods and ethnic competition -- Ethnic competition across neighborhoods -- Distributive politics in urban areas -- Neighborhood context, expectations of favoritism, and voting -- Part IV. Implications for urban governance -- Turnout inequality and capture in municipal elections -- Paths out of the trap?
Control code
CR9781108594820
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 344 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
9781108594820
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)1101026290
Label
Electoral politics and Africa's urban transition : class and ethnicity in Ghana, Noah L. Nathan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108594820
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
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Urban politics in a trap -- Urban Ghana in context -- Part II. The middle class and programmatic politics -- Class and preferences -- Credibility, patronage, and participation -- Part III. Neighborhoods and ethnic competition -- Ethnic competition across neighborhoods -- Distributive politics in urban areas -- Neighborhood context, expectations of favoritism, and voting -- Part IV. Implications for urban governance -- Turnout inequality and capture in municipal elections -- Paths out of the trap?
Control code
CR9781108594820
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 344 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
9781108594820
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)1101026290

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