Kenneth F. Greene
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (September 3, 2007)
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Why have dominant events persevered in strength for many years in nations unfold around the globe? Why did such a lot finally lose? Why Dominant events Lose develops a conception of single-party dominance, its sturdiness, and its breakdown into absolutely aggressive democracy. Greene exhibits that dominant events flip public assets into patronage items to bias electoral festival of their desire and almost win elections earlier than election day with out resorting to electoral fraud or bone-crushing repression. competition events fail now not due to constrained voter call for or institutional constraints yet simply because their source negative aspects strength them to shape as area of interest events with appeals which are out of step with the typical voter. whilst the political economic climate of dominance-- a wide country and a politically quiescent public bureaucracy-erodes, the partisan taking part in box turns into fairer and competition events can extend into catchall opponents that threaten the dominant social gathering on the polls. Greene makes use of this argument to teach why Mexico remodeled from a dominant social gathering authoritarian regime lower than PRI rule to an absolutely aggressive democracy. He additionally exhibits that this argument can account for single-party dominance in different nations the place the encircling regime is authoritarian (Malaysia and Taiwan) and the place it's democratic (Japan and Italy). The findings have implications for Mexico's political destiny, the formation of latest political events, transitions to democracy, and the learn of aggressive authoritarianism. Kenneth F. Greene is Assistant Professor of presidency on the collage of Texas at Austin. His learn on regimes, political events, and balloting habit has been released within the American magazine of Political technology, Comparative Political experiences, playstation : Political technological know-how and Politics, Política y Gobierno, international Affairs en Español, and edited volumes. He has served as Co-Principal Investigator on nationwide technological know-how starting place gives you for elite and voter survey learn in Mexico, gained a Fulbright-García Robles fellowship, and held traveling positions on the middle for Democracy and Civil Society at Georgetown college and the Kellogg Institute for overseas reviews on the collage of Notre Dame. He bought his PhD from the collage of California, Berkeley in 2002.
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