Electoral Legitimacy, Preventive Representation, and Regularization of Authoritarian Democracy in Bangladesh

  title={Electoral Legitimacy, Preventive Representation, and Regularization of Authoritarian Democracy in Bangladesh},
  author={Md. Moniruzzaman},
  journal={Elections - A Global Perspective},
  • M. Moniruzzaman
  • Published 6 February 2019
  • Political Science
  • Elections - A Global Perspective
Despite variations in its forms, contents, and qualities, arguably regular election is the only tool that upholds the "democratic" label of a government. Election works as the only legitimizing factor and, over the past several decades, it has become a popular means for authoritarian political leaders or dominant political parties in young or transitional democracies to consolidate their powerbase. Hence, elections have apparently lost their representative value and have, increasingly, been… 

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