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The Resource Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa, Rachel Beatty Riedl

Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa, Rachel Beatty Riedl

Label
Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa
Title
Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Beatty Riedl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Faced with a transition to multiparty democracy, many assume that breaking the power of incumbents is necessary to develop a stable, highly institutionalized party system. But, in fact, across Sub-Saharan Africa, the incumbent's demise is sufficient to ensure a highly volatile, weakly institutionalized party system in the democratic era. A strong authoritarian incumbent produces a more coherent, stable party competition, with the unintended consequences of promoting national territorial coverage; stronger partisan identities; opposition cohesion; and, ultimately, democratic accountability. In Ghana, for example, the incumbent military leader and authoritarian revolutionary J. J. Rawlings and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) party swept the founding elections in 1992. Since that time, Ghana has developed a highly institutionalized party system with low levels of volatility and an alternating majority between stable parties. Ghana has experienced two democratic turnovers, and the two major parties, the NDC and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), are deeply connected to their constituencies, they organize across the national territory to compete in every constituency, they mobilize participation during and beyond elections, and they aggregate coalitions of diverse citizens and interests. The NDC and the NPP alike are enduring entities that help shape individual partisan identities and structure national, regional, and local competition"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Riedl, Rachel Beatty
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1879.A795
LC item number
R54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political parties
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Democratization
  • Democracy
  • Political parties
  • Ghana
  • Democratization
  • Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • Autoritärer Staat
  • Demokratisierung
  • Parteiensystem
  • Parteienwettbewerb
  • Politische Kultur
  • Subsaharisches Afrika
  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Political parties
  • Political science
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Ghana
Label
Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa, Rachel Beatty Riedl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
858159204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 265 pages
Isbn
9781107045040
Lccn
2013030420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858159204
Label
Authoritarian origins of democratic party systems in Africa, Rachel Beatty Riedl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
858159204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 265 pages
Isbn
9781107045040
Lccn
2013030420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858159204

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