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Political Institutions Under Dictatorship
By Jennifer Gandhi

Political Institutions Under Dictatorship

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Political Institutions Under Dictatorship by Jennifer Gandhi

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Often dismissed as window dressing, nominally democratic institutions, such as legislatures and political parties, play an important role in non-democratic regimes. In a comprehensive cross-national study of all non-democratic states from 1946 to 2002 that examines the political uses of these institutions by dictators, Jennifer Gandhi finds that legislative and partisan institutions are an important component in the operation and survival of authoritarian regimes. She examines how and why these institutions are useful to dictatorships in maintaining power. In their efforts to neutralize threats to their power and to solicit cooperation from society, autocratic leaders use these institutions to organize concessions to potential opposition. The use of legislatures and parties to co-opt opposition results in significant institutional effects on policies and outcomes under dictatorship.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521897952
ISBN-10: 0521897955
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Gandhi's cross-national study examines the political uses of nominally democratic institutions by non-democratic states.

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Author Biography - Jennifer Gandhi

Jennifer Gandhi is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. She received her PhD in comparative politics and political economy from New York University in 2004. Her research interests include the political institutions dictators use to maintain power and the strategies the opposition may adopt in response. Her work has appeared in Economics and Politics and Comparative Political Studies.

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