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By Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro

in lots of younger democracies, neighborhood politics stay a bastion of nondemocratic practices, from corruption to clientelism to abuse of energy. In a context the place those practices are common, will neighborhood politicians ever voluntarily abandon them? concentrating on the perform of clientelism in social coverage in Argentina, this e-book argues that simply the mix of a becoming center classification and excessive political festival leads neighborhood politicians to decide out of clientelism. Drawing on huge fieldwork, an unique public opinion survey, and cross-municipal facts in Argentina, this e-book illustrates how clientelism works and records the electoral profits and prices of the perform. In doing so, it issues to a potential subnational direction in the direction of larger responsibility inside of democracy.

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