Clientelism and Democratic Governance. Gauging Procedural “Qualities” of Democratic Accountability in Comparative. June 18, 2008


Invited Lectures ; Herbert Kitschelt ; The paper explains different principal-agent accountability mechanisms that may or may not play out in electoral democracy. The paper then focuses on a causal analysis of the conditions under which "clientelistic" accountability is a prominent arrangement on which citizens and elected politicians coordinate and of the consequences the prevalence of clientelism has for the democratic process, political-economic outcomes of the process (policies) and the evaluation of the political system as a whole by citizens.

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  • June 18, 2008

Location or Venue

  • Central European University, Budapest, Hungary