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The Resource State capacity, economic control, and authoritarian elections, Merete Bech Seeberg

State capacity, economic control, and authoritarian elections, Merete Bech Seeberg

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State capacity, economic control, and authoritarian elections
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State capacity, economic control, and authoritarian elections
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Merete Bech Seeberg
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eng
Summary
Although the phenomenon of authoritarian elections has been a focal point for the literature on authoritarian institutions for more than a decade, our understanding of the effect of authoritarian elections is still limited. Combining evidence from cross-national studies with studies on selected cases relying on recent field work, this book suggests a solution to the "paradox of authoritarian elections". Rather than focusing on authoritarian elections as a uniform phenomenon, it focuses on the differing conditions under which authoritarian elections occur. It demonstrates that the capacities available to authoritarian rulers shape the effect of elections and high levels of state capacity and control over the economy increase the probability that authoritarian multi-party elections will stabilize the regime. Where these capacities are limited, the regime is more likely to succumb in the face of elections. The findings imply that although multi-party competition and state strength may be important prerequisites for democracy, they can under some circumstances obstruct democratization by preventing the demise of dictatorships. This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of democratization, and to those who study autocracy and electoral authoritarianism, as well as comparative politics more broadly.--
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Seeberg, Merete Bech
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in elections, democracy and autocracy
Series volume
4
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  • Authoritarianism
  • Elections
  • Voting
  • Democratization
  • Economic development
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State capacity, economic control, and authoritarian elections, Merete Bech Seeberg
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn993638180
Dimensions
25 cm.
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xiv, 191 pages
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9781138202696
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)993638180
Label
State capacity, economic control, and authoritarian elections, Merete Bech Seeberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn993638180
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781138202696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993638180

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