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Election Boycotts and Regime Survival

@inproceedings{Smith2009ElectionBA,
  title={Election Boycotts and Regime Survival},
  author={I. Smith},
  year={2009}
}
Election boycotts are a common occurrence in unconsolidated democracies, particularly in the developing world, with prominent examples from recent years occurring in Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia. Despite the frequent occurrence of boycotts, there are few studies available in the scholarly literature concerning the effectiveness of electoral boycotts, particularly as a strategy of opposition parties seeking to bring about the end of electoral authoritarian governments. This paper is based… Expand
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