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