By Conor O'Dwyer
Here, Conor O'Dwyer introduces the phenomenon of runaway state-building due to patronage politics in underdeveloped, noncompetitive social gathering platforms. reading the instances of 3 newly democratized international locations in japanese Europe―Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia―O’Dwyer argues that pageant between political events constrains patronage-led nation expansion.
O’Dwyer makes use of democratization as a kick off point, studying its results on different points of political improvement. targeting the hyperlink among electoral festival and state-building, he's capable of draw parallels among the issues confronted via those 3 international locations and broader ancient and modern difficulties of patronage politics―such as city machines in nineteenth-century the United States and the Philippines after Marcos.
This well timed examine presents political scientists and political reformers with insights into issues within the democratization method the place acceptable intervention can reduce runaway state-building and domesticate effective paperwork inside of a powerful and aggressive democratic system.