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Legitimacy buying: the dynamics of clientelism in the face of legitimacy challenges

Abstract:

Although elections have become the norm not only in democratic regimes but also in autocratic ones, the legitimacy of the electoral process in different countries is often contested. Facing strong international pressures to prove democratic credentials, eventual winners have a strong incentive to ensure high levels of voter turnout. Conversely, leaders of parties likely to lose the election have an incentive to reduce turnout—for example, through boycotts—to delegitimize the election. In such...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/0010414015574882

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Politics and Int Relations
Kiewiet de Jonge, C More by this author
Nickerson, DW More by this author
University of Notre Dame More from this funder
Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Comparative Political Studies Journal website
Volume:
48
Issue:
9
Pages:
1127-1158
Publication date:
2015-08-05
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EISSN:
1552-3829
ISSN:
0010-4140
URN:
uuid:9ce873b9-5433-47bd-9842-af587e8e32b6
Source identifiers:
570848
Local pid:
pubs:570848

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