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dc.titleCommitted or Conditional Democrats? Opposition Dynamics in Electoral Autocracies
dc.contributor.authorGandhi, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorOng, Elvin
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-07T04:57:21Z
dc.date.available2021-07-07T04:57:21Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-01
dc.identifier.citationGandhi, Jennifer, Ong, Elvin (2019-10-01). Committed or Conditional Democrats? Opposition Dynamics in Electoral Autocracies. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 63 (4) : 948-963. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12441
dc.identifier.issn00925853
dc.identifier.issn15405907
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/193746
dc.description.abstractIn electoral autocracies, opposition coalition formation offers the best hope of getting to democracy. Yet forming electoral coalitions also entails convincing opposition voters to ignore compromises and engage in the cross-party voting necessary for opposition victory. To what extent are voters committed to defeating the autocratic incumbent even if it would result in dislikable outcomes? A survey experiment in Malaysia finds that opposition voters overwhelmingly express pretreatment support for the opposition coalition. But when exposed to a treatment vignette about which member party might lead the next government, many voters retract their support. Specifically, voters’ support for the coalition declines when their least preferred member is expected to control the government and when they can vote for a closer ideological alternative outside of the coalition. Although voters are committed to opposition unity and democratic transition, that commitment is sensitive to the anticipated consequences of an opposition victory.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.sourceElements
dc.subjectSocial Sciences
dc.subjectPolitical Science
dc.subjectGovernment & Law
dc.subjectCOALITIONS
dc.subjectMALAYSIA
dc.subjectPARTY
dc.subjectELECTIONS
dc.subjectPOLICIES
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-07-06T16:55:13Z
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
dc.description.doi10.1111/ajps.12441
dc.description.sourcetitleAMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
dc.description.volume63
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page948-963
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