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Bullets over ballots: How electoral exclusion increases the risk of coups d'état and civil wars

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Does banning opposition candidates from ballots increase the risk that they will turn to bullets instead?

Globally, since the end of the Cold War, blatant election rigging tactics (such as ballot box stuffing) are being replaced by 'strategic rigging': subtler procedural manipulations aimed at winning while maintaining the guise of legitimacy in the eyes of international observers. In particular, incumbents (in regimes stuck between democracy and authoritarianism) are turning to...

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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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