KOPS - The Institutional Repository of the University of Konstanz

Like father, like son? : Power and influence across two Gnassingbé presidencies in Togo

Like father, like son? : Power and influence across two Gnassingbé presidencies in Togo

Cite This

Files in this item

Checksum: MD5:cac146c7d57d945220dbcb3c90609200

OSEI, Anja, 2018. Like father, like son? : Power and influence across two Gnassingbé presidencies in Togo. In: Democratization. 25(8), pp. 1460-1480. ISSN 1351-0347. eISSN 1743-890X. Available under: doi: 10.1080/13510347.2018.1483916

@article{Osei2018-11-17fathe-43077, title={Like father, like son? : Power and influence across two Gnassingbé presidencies in Togo}, year={2018}, doi={10.1080/13510347.2018.1483916}, number={8}, volume={25}, issn={1351-0347}, journal={Democratization}, pages={1460--1480}, author={Osei, Anja} }

<rdf:RDF xmlns:dcterms="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:bibo="http://purl.org/ontology/bibo/" xmlns:dspace="http://digital-repositories.org/ontologies/dspace/0.1.0#" xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/" xmlns:void="http://rdfs.org/ns/void#" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#" > <rdf:Description rdf:about="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/43077"> <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/42"/> <dc:contributor>Osei, Anja</dc:contributor> <bibo:uri rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/handle/123456789/43077"/> <void:sparqlEndpoint rdf:resource="http://localhost/fuseki/dspace/sparql"/> <dcterms:available rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#dateTime">2018-08-15T11:35:28Z</dcterms:available> <dc:language>eng</dc:language> <dcterms:rights rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/page/termsofuse"/> <dc:rights>terms-of-use</dc:rights> <dcterms:title>Like father, like son? : Power and influence across two Gnassingbé presidencies in Togo</dcterms:title> <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/30"/> <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://localhost:8080/jspui"/> <dcterms:issued>2018-11-17</dcterms:issued> <dc:date rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#dateTime">2018-08-15T11:35:28Z</dc:date> <dcterms:abstract xml:lang="eng">In personalized authoritarian systems, the death of a leader poses a serious challenge to regime survival. Togo, however, belongs to a small number of countries in which regime collapse has been avoided by the transfer of power to the deceased ruler’s son. But can the son simply pick up where the father left off? Combining a theoretically guided single case study with statistical network analysis, this article argues that hereditary succession involves both changes and continuities. While Gnassingbé Eyadema’s rule rested on repression, patronage, and a bizarre leadership cult, his son Faure Gnassingbé has partly adapted and reformulated these strategies. The quantitative part of the article is based on a novel data set that contains information on the biographical characteristics and interaction patterns of the deputies in the Togolese parliament. Using exponential random graph models (ERGMs), the article shows that people who have held important positions in the past or belong to the president’s ethnic group still play a significant role in the regime elite. The article not only presents detailed insights on a so far under-researched country, but also contributes to the wider literature by showing how mixed-method designs can further our understanding of authoritarian regimes.</dcterms:abstract> <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/42"/> <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/30"/> <dc:creator>Osei, Anja</dc:creator> </rdf:Description> </rdf:RDF>

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Search KOPS


Browse

My Account