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Social Assistance, Electoral Competition, and Political Branding in Malawi

Sam Hamer and Jeremy Seekings

in The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198850342
eISBN:
9780191885396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850342.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Whilst partisan competition has fuelled the expansion of social assistance across much of Africa, social assistance has generally been a valence issue. In Malawi, unusually, the competing ... More


Deeper Decentralization, Fewer Women?: Decentralization and Women’s Candidacies for Local Office in Benin and Malawi

Martha C. Johnson, Ragnhild Muriaas, Amanda Clayton, and Amanda Lea Robinson

in Women and Power in Africa: Aspiring, Campaigning, and Governing

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192898074
eISBN:
9780191924538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898074.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 4 asks whether the decentralization of political power to the local level eases women’s entry into electoral politics. This study assesses the proposition that decentralizing power ... More


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