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dc.contributor.authorKavasoglu, Berker
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-12T08:39:28Z
dc.date.available2022-05-12T08:39:28Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-91-8009-819-9
dc.identifier.isbn978-91-8009-820-5 (PDF)
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2077/71420
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is about political parties in autocracies. The recent institutionalist turn in comparative authoritarianism has renewed attention to the role of political parties by highlighting the strategic value of these institutions for autocratic leaders. Scholars suggest that political parties in autocracies enable autocrats to credibly commit to sharing power with or channeling state benefits to political elites and the masses, thereby helping autocrats to mitigate potential elite and mass dissent. Yet, research largely overlooks the issue that not all political parties have organizational features that can help autocrats achieve these objectives. Despite important advancements in the literature, scholars of autocracy have so far paid insufficient attention to the variation in explicit organizational features of political parties. By introducing the most comprehensive data set on party organizations covering more than 600 parties from 134 autocracies between 1970 and 2019, this dissertation addresses this gap. In individual articles, I theorize that the variation in party organizational features shapes autocrats’ incentives and abilities to co-opt support, violently repress opponents, and institute democratizing reforms to maintain themselves in power. Taken together, individual articles demonstrate the importance of focusing on the organizational features of parties to fully understand how parties shape substantial political outcomes in autocracies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGöteborg Studies in Politics 174en_US
dc.relation.haspartDüpont, N., Kavasoglu, B., Lührmann, A., & Reuter, O. J. (2022). Party organizations around the globe. Introducing the Varieties of Party Identity and Organization Dataset (V-Party). Electoral Studies, 75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2021.102423en_US
dc.relation.haspartKavasoglu, B. (2021). Opposition party organizational features, ideological orientations, and elite co-optation in electoral autocracies. Democratization, 1–21. Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2021.1994552en_US
dc.relation.haspartKavasoglu, B. (2022). Ruling parties and repression in autocracies. Unpublished manuscript.en_US
dc.relation.haspartKavasoglu, B. (2022). Autocratic ruling parties during regime transitions: Investigating the democratizing effect of strong ruling parties. Party Politics, 28 (2), 377–388. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068820985280en_US
dc.titleParty Organizations and the Dynamics of Autocratic Rule: Co-optation, Repression, and Regime Changeen_US
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dc.type.svepDoctoral thesiseng
dc.gup.mailberker.kavasoglu@gu.seen_US
dc.type.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.gup.originUniversity of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Scienceseng
dc.gup.originGöteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakultetenswe
dc.gup.departmentDepartment of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionenen_US
dc.gup.defenceplaceLecture Hall 204 (Annedalsseminariet, Seminariegatan 1A), the University of Gothenburg (Campus Linné), 3 June 2022 13.15en_US
dc.gup.defencedate2022-06-03
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