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Clientelism and Democratic Representation in Comparative Perspective
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A timely and insightful contribution to the ongoing debate on the drivers of clientelism and its consequences for democratic representation. This collection of essays, spanning many regions of the world - from Latin America to India, from Europe to Asia - investigates both sides of democratic representation - delegation and accountability - analyzing clitetelism in both roles as dependent and independent variable. Building on a consolidated literature, the editors, Saskia Ruth-Lovell and Maria Spirova, and the other contributors to this volume arrive at some important conclusions - for example, that ethnic or other types of segmental politics are fully compatible with the adoption of clientelistic exchanges or that clientelism indeed tends to undermine its own financial sustainability and lead to suboptimal allocation of resources - by means of often innovative quantitative and qualitative analyses that push the frontier of research on clientelism forward.--Simona Piattoni, Professor of Political Science, University of Trento Scholars have offered much speculation, but little evidence on the consequences of clientelism for political representation and citizens' socio-economic life chances. The volume edited by Ruth-Lovell and Spirova makes a big step forward to focus attention on these subjects and present pertinent results. It will be a model and agenda setter for future research.--Herbert P. Kitschelt, George V. Allen Professor of International Relations, Duke University
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Maria Spirova is senior lecturer of Comparative Politics and International Relations, University of Leiden. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and has previously studied political science at the Central European University and the American University in Bulgaria. She works in the area of comparative politics and her research interests include political parties, party patronage and corruption and the democratic representation of ethnic minorities.
Introduction, Saskia P. Ruth / 2. Patrons or Champions? The Organizational Strategies of Ethnic Parties, Petr Kopecky & Maria Spirova / 3. Political Clientelism and Affirmative Action in India, Frank de Zwart / 4. Clientelism and Policy Congruence in Latin American Democracies. Saskia P. Ruth / 5. Democratic Regression and Clientelism: Evidence from Russia, Inga Saikkonen / Part II: Clientelism and Democratic Governance: The Output-Side / 6. Parties in Government and Clientelism in Romania, Clara Volintiru & Sergiu Gherghina / 7. How the Quality of Government Affects the Choice Between Programmatic Spending and Partisan Favours. Juha Ylisalo / 8. Clientelism and Political Business Cycles: Evidence from Health Policy in Italy, Francesco Stolfi / 9. Universal Social Policies and Clientelistic Party Strategies in Latin America, Sarah Berens & Saskia P. Ruth / 10. Misusing Reform: New Public Governance in the Service of Clientelism, Anka Kekez Kostro / 11. The Bureaucracy as an Opportunity Structure for Clientelism: neopatrimonial patterns in Argentina and Brazil (1990-2010), Luciana Cingolani / 12. Conclusion, Maria Spirova