Like father, like son? Power and influence across two Gnassingbé presidencies in Togo

@article{Osei2018LikeFL,
  title={Like father, like son? Power and influence across two Gnassingb{\'e} presidencies in Togo},
  author={A. Osei},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2018},
  volume={25},
  pages={1460 - 1480}
}
  • A. Osei
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Democratization
ABSTRACT In personalized authoritarian systems, the death of a leader poses a serious challenge to regime survival. Togo, however, belongs to a small number of countries in which regime collapse has been avoided by the transfer of power to the deceased ruler’s son. But can the son simply pick up where the father left off? Combining a theoretically guided single case study with statistical network analysis, this article argues that hereditary succession involves both changes and continuities… Expand
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