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Authoritarian Elections and Opposition Groups in the Arab World

Authors: Buttorff, Gail J.

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  • -Explains why opposition groups participate in non-democratic elections and what triggers post-election protests in the Arab World
  • -Provides a way to understand various political outcomes arising from boycotting and government response in the Middle East and North Africa
  • -Fills in an important gap in understanding of opposition politics under authoritarianism
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This book examines how opposition groups respond to the dilemma posed by authoritarian elections in the Arab World, with specific focus on Jordan and Algeria. While scholars have investigated critical questions such as why authoritarian rulers would hold elections and whether such elections lead to further political liberalization, there has been comparatively little work on the strategies adopted by opposition groups during authoritarian elections. Nevertheless, we know their strategic choices can have important implications for the legitimacy of the electoral process, reform, democratization, and post-election conflicts. This project fills in an important gap in our understanding of opposition politics under authoritarianism by offering an explanation for the range of strategies adopted by opposition groups in the face of contentious elections in the Arab World.

About the authors

Gail J. Buttorff is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston, USA. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 53,54 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92186-0
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Hardcover 67,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92185-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Authoritarian Elections and Opposition Groups in the Arab World
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92186-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92186-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92185-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 194
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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