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Вдовы, скупость и богатое наследство: проблемы политического преемничества в странах Азии

The article analyzes factors that promote electoral effectiveness of political leaders’ successors

based on the three Asian regions – South, Southeast and East Asia. A new interpretation of the institution of political succession is being offered within the game theoretical framework and theories of the focal point by T. Shelling and the winning coalition by B. Bueno de Mesquita et al. The evidence from the quantitative analysis demonstrates in a counterintuitive way that regime openness, lack of resources and relatively independent successor turn out to be not as adverse as it seems to be at the first glance for political succession. While belonging to former political leaders’ families plays much lesser role that expected.