Personalist Rule in Africa and Other World Regions (Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Rela) (Hardcover)

Personalist Rule in Africa and Other World Regions (Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Rela) By Jeroen J. J. Van Den Bosch Cover Image

Personalist Rule in Africa and Other World Regions (Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Rela) (Hardcover)

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This book presents an innovative model linking insights from democratization, development and conflict studies to explain personalist behavior and their violent transitions.

Based on multiple case studies from Sub Saharan Africa, the author maps and predicts regime transitions, presenting examples of how states can avoid such vicious circles of conflict and tyranny. By integrating decades of specialist literature from various subfields of political science, the book models personalist behavior, its impact on the states they govern, and their future transitions. By systematizing regime behavior (coup-proofing, gatekeeping, repression and hoarding), the model identifies the mechanics on how personalist regimes establish vicious circles of personalism and explains how exactly they end up again in authoritarianism or in new personalist tyrannies after their demise, and so seldom transition to democracy.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of African politics, democratization and democratic consolidation, authoritarian rule and more broadly to political science, comparative politics, area studies, political leadership, peace and conflict studies and development studies.

Jeroen J.J. Van den Bosch is an independent researcher working on dictatorships and is affiliated with Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, as a project coordinator.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367510954
ISBN-10: 0367510952
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 15th, 2021
Pages: 324
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Rela