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The Limits of Demonstration Elections

Author(s): Alexander R. Magno

Journal: Kasarinlan : Philippine Journal of Third World Studies
ISSN 2012-080X

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 47;
Date: 1985;
Original page

Numerous Third World dictatorships have resorted to the cynical use of the electoral process to consolidate tyranny rather than advance democracy, deodorize the institutionalization of state terror, outmaneuver the popular movements or--in the case of US client regimes--appease occasional American breastbeating on the future of democracy and the fate of human rights.
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