Voting for Autocracy by Beatriz Magaloni
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Voting for Autocracy
By Beatriz Magaloni

Voting for Autocracy

Hegemonic Party Survival and its Demise in Mexico

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Voting for Autocracy by Beatriz Magaloni

Book Awards

  • Joint winner for American Political Science Association Political Organizations and Parties Organized Section: Leon Epstein Book Award 2007.

Book Description

This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521862479
ISBN-10: 0521862477
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 314
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Beatriz Magaloni

Beatriz Magaloni is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

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