Electoral Authoritarianism: The Dynamics of Unfree Competition / Edition 1

Electoral Authoritarianism: The Dynamics of Unfree Competition / Edition 1

by Andreas Schedler

ISBN-10: 1588264408

ISBN-13: 9781588264404

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
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New Edition
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6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The logic of electoral authoritarianism1
Pt. 1Methodological challenges
2Drawing boundaries : how to craft intermediate regime categories27
3Observer paradoxes : how to assess electoral manipulation41
Pt. 2Regime and opposition dynamics
4Elite ruptures : when do ruling parties split?57
5Tipping games : when do opposition parties coalesce?77
Pt. 3The electoral battlefield
6Manipulative skills : how do rulers control the electoral arena?95
7After defeat : when do rulers steal elections?113
8Armed arbiters : when does the military step into the electoral arena?129
9Tragic protest : why do opposition parties boycott elections149
Pt. 4Shifting power relations
10Authoritarian failure : how does state weakness strengthen electoral competition?167
11Creative constitutions : how do parliamentary powers shape the electoral arena?181
12Linkage and leverage : how do international factors change domestic balances of power?199
Pt. 5Conclusion
13Beyond electoral authoritarianism : the spectrum of nondemocratic regimes219

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