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Author Beaulieu, Emily
Title Electoral protest and democracy in the developing world / Emily Beaulieu
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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 人文社會聯圖  JF60 .B43 2014    AVAILABLE    30650020052342
 RCHSS Library  JF60 B43 2014    AVAILABLE    30560400475080
Descript xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "This book shows that the third wave of democracy has been accompanied by a worldwide wave of opposition-initiated, election-related protests. Such electoral protests result from a failure on the part of incumbent and opposition elites in the developing world to negotiate acceptable terms of electoral conduct, and their consequences for democracy depend on the context in which they occur. Where election boycotts receive international support, they increase the probability of democratic reform, but where support is primarily domestic, there is a higher probability of authoritarian backsliding. Based on an extensive new data set covering nearly thirty years of electoral protest and election-related reform in the developing world, this book explores the causes of different types of electoral protest and their consequences for democracy. Statistical analysis and case studies provide readers with a complete picture of the dynamics surrounding developing world elections, protest, and democratization"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Elections -- Developing countries
Contested elections -- Developing countries
Democracy -- Developing countries
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General. bisacsh
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