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The paradox of traditional chiefs in democratic Africa, Kate Baldwin, Yale University

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The paradox of traditional chiefs in democratic Africa
Title
The paradox of traditional chiefs in democratic Africa
Statement of responsibility
Kate Baldwin, Yale University
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa shows that unelected traditional leaders can facilitate democratic responsiveness. Ironically, chiefs' undemocratic character gives them a capacity to organize responses to rural problems that elected politicians and state institutions lack. Specifically, chiefs' longer time horizons encourage investment in local institutions that enable the provision of local public goods. This is the paradox of traditional chiefs in democratic Africa: elected politicians can only effectively respond to rural constituents through institutions constructed and maintained by local leaders who are not worried about electoral terms. Furthermore, the critical role played by chiefs in brokering local development projects forces us to reassess how we understand the basis of their political influence during elections. The book examines the effects of traditional leaders on the electoral connection in Africa through a multi-method approach that combines qualitative research, surveys, and experiments, with particular attention to the Zambian case
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UkCbUP
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1979-
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Baldwin, Kate
Dewey number
320.8096
Index
index present
LC call number
JS7525
LC item number
.B35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
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  • Central-local government relations
  • Central-local government relations
  • Chiefdoms
  • Chiefdoms
  • Local government
  • Local government
  • Democratization
  • Democratization
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The paradox of traditional chiefs in democratic Africa, Kate Baldwin, Yale University
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Feb 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chiefs and local public goods provision
  • Electoral king makers
  • Chiefs and the voter's calculus.
  • Section 3.
  • Traditional leaders in Africa and beyond.
  • Chiefs and government responsiveness across Africa
  • Development brokers revisited.
  • Appendix A.
  • Construction of cross-national measures of chief's power
  • Appendix B.
  • Section 1.
  • List of interviews and interview protocols
  • Appendix C.
  • Data set on local public goods provision and absent chiefs
  • Appendix D.
  • Survey of chiefs and chiefdom level data set
  • Appendix E.
  • Household survey and experiment.
  • Chiefs as development brokers
  • Toward a new theory of chiefs.
  • The paradox of chiefs
  • Conceptualizing chiefs
  • Traditional leaders and democracy
  • Section 2.
  • Chiefs, development and elections in Zambia.
  • Introduction to Zambia
Control code
CR9781316422335
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316422335
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The paradox of traditional chiefs in democratic Africa, Kate Baldwin, Yale University
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Feb 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chiefs and local public goods provision
  • Electoral king makers
  • Chiefs and the voter's calculus.
  • Section 3.
  • Traditional leaders in Africa and beyond.
  • Chiefs and government responsiveness across Africa
  • Development brokers revisited.
  • Appendix A.
  • Construction of cross-national measures of chief's power
  • Appendix B.
  • Section 1.
  • List of interviews and interview protocols
  • Appendix C.
  • Data set on local public goods provision and absent chiefs
  • Appendix D.
  • Survey of chiefs and chiefdom level data set
  • Appendix E.
  • Household survey and experiment.
  • Chiefs as development brokers
  • Toward a new theory of chiefs.
  • The paradox of chiefs
  • Conceptualizing chiefs
  • Traditional leaders and democracy
  • Section 2.
  • Chiefs, development and elections in Zambia.
  • Introduction to Zambia
Control code
CR9781316422335
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316422335
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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