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作者 Mohmand, Shandana Khan, author
書名 Crafty oligarchs, savvy voters : democracy under inequality in rural Pakistan / Shandana Khan Mohmand
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
國際標準書號 9781108473637 (Hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  JS7093.A8 M65 2019    在架上    30650020089849
說明 xvii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 South Asia in the social sciences
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-291) and index
Introduction : rural voters under inequality in an emerging democracy -- Colonial constructs and post-colonial politics, 1849-2018 -- Landed power in Sahiwal : from domination to intermediation -- Local competition and bargaining power : conceptualising political engagement in rural Punjab -- Bargaining with landlords : comparing political engagement in unequal contexts -- Structural inequality and variations in political engagement -- When do shifts in political engagement cccur? -- Conclusion : the future of Pakistan's democracy
"This book uses rich primary research to develop innovative measures of political engagement that capture considerable diversity in the voting behaviour of rural citizens, and show how they are exploiting political spaces that are opening up as a result of social and economic change. While these changes have allowed poorer rural voters to gain some strategic advantage vis-à-vis their landlords, they have not yet contributed substantially to the creation of broad constituencies of support for Pakistan's political parties due to the existence of an alternate local political institution - the village level vote bloc. Landed elites organise vote blocs to control village politics, while voters use them to advance their political interests strategically. This makes vote blocs inherently unstable political institutions as both leaders and voters change their behaviour and strategies over time - reacting to one another and to socio-economic changes - and cause shifts to occur in the organisation of rural politics"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Local government -- Pakistan
Villages -- Pakistan
Political participation -- Pakistan
Representative government and representation -- Pakistan
Rural poor -- Political activity -- Pakistan
Elite (Social sciences) -- Political activity -- Pakistan
Democracy -- Pakistan
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