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Patrons, Parties, Political Linkage and the Birth of Competitive- Authoritarianism in Africa

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Few scholars have taught us more about African voters, legislators and legislatures than Joel Barkan. Drawing on Barkan’s analysis, the first part of this article argues that the African one-party state can be usefully viewed as a form of competitiveauthoritarian system, underpinned by a form of political linkage that allowed for elements of coercion and competition. Building on this framework, the second part of the paper demonstrates that the political linkage structures that emerged in sin...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Politics & Int Relations
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uuid:8eddf507-e491-4483-8741-d4cb88ed626e
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580057
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2015-12-15

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