Southeast Asia's Hybrid Regimes: When Do Voters Change Them?

  title={Southeast Asia's Hybrid Regimes: When Do Voters Change Them?},
  author={William Case},
  journal={Journal of East Asian Studies},
  pages={215 - 237}
  • William Case
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journal of East Asian Studies
Today many governments that seek to perpetuate their power operate hybrid regimes, manipulating institutions yet holding regular elections. In this way, governments gain some legitimacy for their extended incumbency through the residual competitiveness that this regime type allows. However, recent studies show that voters may sometimes grow so activated that they make new use of this competitiveness, however limited, and turn elections into the means by which they can finally change the regime… 

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