Revista mexicana de sociología
versão impressa ISSN 0188-2503
SCHROTER, Barbara. Political Clientelism: Does the Ghost Exist and What Is it Wearing?. Rev. Mex. Sociol [online]. 2010, vol.72, n.1, pp. 141-175. ISSN 0188-2503.
This article examines definitions of the concept of "clientelism" seeking for a universal de finition. The author begins by considering different sub-types of clientelism that explain their capacity to adapt to changing circumstances. She then extends the concept to clientelar political parties, their forms of organization and their strategies for winning elections.
Palavras-chave : clientelism; clientelar political parties; vote buying; patronage.