Voting for Autocracy
Hegemonic Party Survival and its Demise in Mexico
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Voting for Autocracy by Beatriz Magaloni
Book DescriptionThis 2006 book provides a theory of the logic of survival of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), one of the most resilient autocratic regimes in the twentieth century. An autocratic regime hid behind the facade of elections that were held with clockwise precision. Although their outcome was totally predictable, elections were not hollow rituals. The PRI made millions of ordinary citizens vest their interests in the survival of the autocratic regime. Voters could not simply 'throw the rascals out of office' because their choices were constrained by a series of strategic dilemmas that compelled them to support the autocrats. The book also explores the factors that led to the demise of the PRI. The theory sheds light on the logic of 'electoral autocracies', among the most common type of autocracy, and is the only systematic treatment in the literature today dealing with this form of autocracy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521862479
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Beatriz Magaloni
Political Logic of Poverty Relief, Hardback (February 2016)
The Political Logic of Poverty Relief places electoral politics and institutional design at the core of poverty alleviation.
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This 2006 book provides a theory of the logic of survival of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
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Author Biography - Beatriz Magaloni
Beatriz Magaloni is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.
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