Neopatrimonialism and Regime Endurance in Transnistria

dc.contributor.authorOwen, Jeffrey Danielen
dc.contributor.committeechairToal, Gerarden
dc.contributor.committeememberDatz, Giselleen
dc.contributor.committeememberPeters, Joelen
dc.contributor.departmentPublic and International Affairsen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:45:48Zen
dc.date.adate2009-10-14en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:45:48Zen
dc.date.issued2009-09-10en
dc.date.rdate2009-10-14en
dc.date.sdate2009-09-22en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis argues that neopatrimonialism is vital to understanding the power structure of the secessionist Transnistrian Moldovan Republic (TMR), and that neopatrimonial structures have been manipulated by Soviet-era elites to sustain the unrecognized separatist state's independence. The thesis also argues that neopatrimonialism is not a stable structure and its effectiveness in retaining support for the regime has changed over time. The paper provides an empirical analysis of the TMR in order to answer two questions: "To what extent does neopatrimonialism explain the regime endurance of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic?" and "What does the case of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic reveal about neopatrimonialism and regime endurance over time?" The analysis examines the TMR regime's use of Soviet-era industrial and bureaucratic structures, media, party networks, and worker committees to assert and maintain control, distribute patronage, maintain support for secession, and co-opt important interest groups. The paper concludes that although neopatrimonialism is only one of several elements that support the TMR regime's endurance, the analysis of neopatrimonial systems in states with significant neopatrimonialism provides a framework for examining disparate but interwoven elements of a state's political economy.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Public and International Affairsen
dc.identifier.otheretd-09222009-154007en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09222009-154007/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35153en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartOwen_JD_T_2009.pdfen
dc.relation.haspartOwen_JD_Table2FairUseDetermination_2009.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectneopatrimonialismen
dc.subjectcorruptionen
dc.subjectTransnistriaen
dc.subjectquasi-statesen
dc.subjectstate buildingen
dc.titleNeopatrimonialism and Regime Endurance in Transnistriaen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic and International Affairsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public and International Affairsen
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