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Patrons, Clients, and Policies Patterns of Democratic Accountability and Political Competition

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ISBN-10: 0521690048

ISBN-13: 9780521690041

Edition: 2007

Authors: Herbert Kitschelt, Steven I. Wilkinson

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Most models of party competition assume that citizens vote for a platform rather than narrowly targeted material benefits. However, there are many countries where politicians win elections by giving money, jobs, and services in direct exchange for votes. This is not just true in the developing world, but also in economically developed countries - such as Japan and Austria - that clearly meet the definition of stable, modern democracies. This book offers explanations for why politicians engage in clientelistic behaviours and why voters respond. Using newly collected data on national and sub-national patterns of patronage and electoral competition, the contributors demonstrate why…    
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Steven I. Wilkinson is Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale University.

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Explaining changing patterns of party-voter linkages in India
Politics in the middle: mediating relationships between the citizens and the state in rural North India
Rethinking economics and institutions: the voter's dilemma and democratic accountability
Clientelism and portfolio diversification: a model of electoral investment with applications to Mexico
From populism to clientelism? The transformation of labor-based party linkages in Latin America
Correlates of clientelism: political economy, politicized ethnicity, and post-communist transition
Political institutions and linkage strategies
Clientelism in Japan: the importance and limits of institutional explanations
The demise of clientelism in affluent capitalist democracies
A research agenda for the study of citizen-politician linkages and democratic accountability