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Title:The politics of government expenditures in Tanzania, 1999-2007
Author:Weinstein, Laura
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:revenue allocation
multiparty systems
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/african_studies_review/v054/54.1.weinstein.pdf
Abstract:What allocation strategy do hegemonic party regimes pursue in order to increase their level of electoral support? Although the literature has established that targeting resources to marginally supportive districts is the most effective distributive strategy for competitive democracies, it has not been possible to make a clear prediction about the best strategy for hegemonic party regimes. This article addresses this puzzle by examining the patterns by which expenditures were distributed by the Tanzanian ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), across the country's 114 mainland districts from 1999 through 2007. Overall, it finds that CCM targeted expenditures toward those districts that elected the party with the highest margin of victory. App., bibliogr., notes, sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]