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Structural and contextual hurdles to opposition party success in Namibia: the role of strategic dilemmas and political rhetoric

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Ever since the third wave of democratisation swept the continent, Africa's opposition parties have been conspicuous by their poor performance. In explaining this weakness, the literature usually points to the disparity in resources and other incumbency benefits as well as narrow support bases of these parties. While these factors help explaining the poor performance of Namibia's opposition, they do not offer a full account. This thesis argues that strategic dilemmas arising from Swapo's elect...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development

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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:19921a2d-0157-4b4a-b9db-d4f3d5e99b8a
Local pid:
ora:11818

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