Politics of South Asia

Voting in a Hybrid Regime

Explaining the 2018 Bangladeshi Election

Authors: Riaz, Ali

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  • Explores how a country slides away from the democratic path
  • Assesses the role of elections in a hybrid regime and examines the implications of electoral manipulation   
  • Elaborates on the political history of Bangladesh and discusses the future trajectory of Bangladeshi politics
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This Pivot explores the mechanism of election manipulation in ostensibly democratic but essentially authoritarian systems called the hybrid regime, using the 2018 parliamentary elections in Bangladesh as an example. The 2018 election has delivered an unprecedented victory to the incumbent Bangladesh Awami League. Elections pose serious dilemmas for the leaders of hybrid regimes. While contested elections bolster their claims of democracy and augment their legitimacy, they can also threaten the status quo. Faced with the challenge, the incumbents tend to hold stage-managed elections. This book offers incisive examination of Bangladesh’s political environment, rigorous scrutiny of the roles of state institutions including the law enforcing agencies, and meticulous analysis of election results. It also fills in a gap in the extant hybrid regime literature which seldom explores the strategies of engineered elections.


                                     

About the authors

Ali Riaz is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Illinois State University, USA. He also holds the Thomas E Eimermann Professorship. Riaz previously worked as a Broadcast Journalist at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London and served as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at Washington D.C. His publications include Bangladesh: A Political History since Independence (2016).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Voting in a Hybrid Regime
Book Subtitle
Explaining the 2018 Bangladeshi Election
Authors
Series Title
Politics of South Asia
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7956-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7956-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7955-0
Series ISSN
2523-8345
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 109
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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