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Voting for Autocracy Hegemonic Party Survival and its Demise in Mexico. von Magaloni, Beatriz (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 04.09.2006
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
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Voting for Autocracy

This book provides a theory of the logic of survival of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). This book provides a theory of the logic of survival of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), one of the most resilient autocratic regimes in the twentieth century. An autocratic regime hid behind the facade of elections that were held with clockwise precision. Although their outcome was totally predictable, elections were not hollow rituals. The PRI made millions of ordinary citizens vest their interests in the survival of the autocratic regime. Voters could not simply 'throw the rascals out of office' because their choices were constrained by a series of strategic dilemmas that compelled them to support the autocrats. The book also explores the factors that led to the demise of the PRI. The theory sheds light on the logic of 'electoral autocracies', among the most common type of autocracy, and is the only systematic treatment in the literature today dealing with this form of autocracy.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 04.09.2006
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780511434457
    Verlag: Cambridge University Press
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