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Unformatted text preview: Run by a directorate of 20 volunteers Convenes twice a week Steadfastly refuses to exchange votes for favors Traditional politics Authoritarian Political power narrowly construed Political competition is regulated Symptoms Non-ideological parties Patron-client dominated Oligarchs in control of parties Implications Even with democratization, still the inability to deal with: Land reform Privatization Taking away politicians tool of rewarding Constitutional reform Revisiting brazil Traditional politics in vila brasil may not have been all that bad in the fact that it provided goods and services to people, vs. vidigal – nothing got done Is clientelism simply the developing world’s version of democracy?...
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