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The Resource The autocratic middle class : how state dependency reduces the demand for democracy, Bryn Rosenfeld, (electronic resource)

The autocratic middle class : how state dependency reduces the demand for democracy, Bryn Rosenfeld, (electronic resource)

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The autocratic middle class : how state dependency reduces the demand for democracy
Title
The autocratic middle class
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how state dependency reduces the demand for democracy
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Bryn Rosenfeld
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eng
Summary
How middle-class economic dependence on the state impedes democratization and contributes to authoritarian resilience Conventional wisdom holds that the rising middle classes are a force for democracy. Yet in post-Soviet countries like Russia, where the middle class has grown rapidly, authoritarianism is deepening. Challenging a basic tenet of democratization theory, Bryn Rosenfeld shows how the middle classes can actually be a source of support for autocracy and authoritarian resilience, and reveals why development and economic growth do not necessarily lead to greater democracy. In pursuit of development, authoritarian states often employ large swaths of the middle class in state administration, the government budget sector, and state enterprises. Drawing on attitudinal surveys, unique data on protest behavior, and extensive fieldwork in the post-Soviet region, Rosenfeld documents how the failure of the middle class to gain economic autonomy from the state stymies support for political change, and how state economic engagement reduces middle-class demands for democracy and weakens prodemocratic coalitions. The Autocratic Middle Class makes a vital contribution to the study of democratization, showing how dependence on the state weakens the incentives of key societal actors to prefer and pursue democracy.--
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1981-
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Rosenfeld, Bryn
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Princeton studies in political behavior
  • JSTOR eBooks
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  • Civil service
  • Middle class
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Former communist countries
  • Former communist countries
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The autocratic middle class : how state dependency reduces the demand for democracy, Bryn Rosenfeld, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctv12fw7bx
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The autocratic middle class -- State dependence and middle class demand for democracy -- The post-communist middle classes, the state, and democratization -- Rethinking the middle class protest paradigm -- Choosing to work for the state -- Revolution, democratic retrenchment, and the middle class -- Aligning the middle class with autocracy : rhetoric and practice
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ybp16806942
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1 online resource
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online
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9780691192192
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)1225367753
Label
The autocratic middle class : how state dependency reduces the demand for democracy, Bryn Rosenfeld, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctv12fw7bx
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The autocratic middle class -- State dependence and middle class demand for democracy -- The post-communist middle classes, the state, and democratization -- Rethinking the middle class protest paradigm -- Choosing to work for the state -- Revolution, democratic retrenchment, and the middle class -- Aligning the middle class with autocracy : rhetoric and practice
Control code
ybp16806942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691192192
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1225367753

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