Campaigning with empty pockets : why the liberal party wins regional elections In Colombia

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dc.contributor.advisor Greene, Kenneth F., 1969-
dc.creator Gamboa Gutierrez, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-22T22:03:52Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-22T22:03:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-22T22:03:52Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-22T22:03:57Z
dc.date.created 2010-08
dc.date.issued 2010-12-22
dc.date.submitted August 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1871
dc.description.abstract In the past decade, party systems have collapsed in Venezuela and Peru. Scholars have suggested that Colombia may be following a similar fate. I argue it is not. Despite loosing national elections the Liberal Party still wins subnationally. Regional clientelistic networks, based on goods that do not depend upon the central state, help provide votes to those candidates who have been in politics the longest. The latter are likely to be liberal politicians, with privileged positions within the party. They get nominated, thus, they have no reason to defect. Because they distribute goods that are independent from the national state, they also have little incentive to promote national candidates. Consequently, the LP wins within the regions but is unable to attain control of national offices. As long as it keeps doing so this party is unlikely to disappear.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Political parties
dc.subject Party systems
dc.subject Clientelism
dc.subject Colombia
dc.subject Liberal Party Colombia
dc.title Campaigning with empty pockets : why the liberal party wins regional elections In Colombia
dc.date.updated 2010-12-22T22:03:57Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hunter, Wendy
dc.description.department Latin American Studies
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Latin American Studies
thesis.degree.discipline Latin American Studies
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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