Marc the Medici? The Failure of a New Form of Neopatrimonial Rule in Madagascar
Richard R. Marcus examines the roots of Madagascar’s President Marc Ravalomanana’s power and how they grew in leadership and regime expression. He argues that the private sector came to substitute for the bureaucracy, military, and other common bases of neopatrimonial rule thus allowing Ravalomanana to create a personalized economic–political fusion in a democratic context. This ultimately contributed to his downfall.
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