Authoritarian Elections and Opposition Groups in the Arab World

 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen im Februar 2019
 
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  • Hardcover
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  • XV, 194 Seiten
978-3-319-92185-3 (ISBN)
 
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.
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Gail J. Buttorff is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston, USA.
1. Chapter 1 The Strategic Dilemma of Authoritarian Elections 2. Chapter 2 Explaining Election Boycotts 3. Chapter 3 Participation, Boycott, and Protest in Authoritarian Elections 4. Chapter 4 Centers of Power, Regime Strength, and Opposition Beliefs 5. Chapter 5 The Islamic Action Front: Between Participation and Boycotts in Jordan 6. Chapter 6 Opposition Boycotts in Algeria 7. Chapter 7 Conclusion
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.



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

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