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Crafting elections under authoritarianism: electoral manipulation as an authoritarian response to uncertainty in Russia’s regional legislative elections

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Authoritarian elections are becoming a common phenomenon, at the heart of which lies a range of manipulative practices designed to perpetuate authoritarian victory. This dissertation examines the patterns in electoral manipulation and probes the existence of a systemic logic behind the use of such tactics in Russia. Conventional wisdom assumes that authoritarian elites engage in manipulation from a position of strength - they spot opportunities to exercise their power over a weak electorat...

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Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Sub department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Author

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University of Oxford
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-9658-2097
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Economic and Social Research Council
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000269
Funding agency for:
Tsenina, A
Programme:
University of Oxford Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre ESRC Studentship
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St Antony's College, University of Oxford
Funding agency for:
Tsenina, A
Programme:
St Antony's College Studentship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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