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Regressive Democracy: Explaining distributive politics in Myanmar’s political transition

McCarthy, Gerard

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Classic theories of distributive politics contend that democracy encourages politicians to improve the economic standing of the ‘median voter’ through state-led redistribution. This dissertation explains how regressive distribution endures a transition from authoritarian to partial democratic rule. Existing research on regressive democracy largely focuses on formal constitutions and laws passed during earlier regimes which privilege the interests of economic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/155721
DOI: 10.25911/5c6e70f97a19e
Embargoed until: 2024-02-15

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