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Description - The Politics of Protest in Hybrid Regimes by Graeme B. Robertson

Since the end of the Cold War, more and more countries feature political regimes that are neither liberal democracies nor closed authoritarian systems. Most research on these hybrid regimes focuses on how elites manipulate elections to stay in office, but in places as diverse as Bolivia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela, protest in the streets has been at least as important as elections in bringing about political change. The Politics of Protest in Hybrid Regimes builds on previously unpublished data and extensive fieldwork in Russia to show how one high-profile hybrid regime manages political competition in the workplace and in the streets. More generally, the book develops a theory of how the nature of organizations in society, state strategies for mobilizing supporters, and elite competition shape political protest in hybrid regimes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521118750
ISBN-10: 0521118751
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Graeme B. Robertson

Graeme B. Robertson is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research focuses on labor, social movements, political protest, and the problems of governance in authoritarian regimes. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Politics, the Slavic Review, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Pro et Contra and the Journal of Democracy.