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dc.creatorGamboa Gutierrez, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-22T22:03:52Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-22T22:03:57Z
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dc.date.created2010-08
dc.date.issued2010-12-22
dc.date.submittedAugust 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1871
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dc.description.abstractIn 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.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectPolitical parties
dc.subjectParty systems
dc.subjectClientelism
dc.subjectColombia
dc.subjectLiberal Party Colombia
dc.titleCampaigning with empty pockets : why the liberal party wins regional elections In Colombia
dc.date.updated2010-12-22T22:03:57Z
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studies
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentLatin American Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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