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Lecturer in Politics

Department of Politics and International Relations

University of Aberdeen

daniel.paget@abdn.ac.uk

I read and write on the politics of Tanzania.

I specialise in political communication. In particular, I focus on the extraordinary importance of mass rallies. I argue that many election campaigns - in Tanzania, elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, and elsewhere in the world - are rally-intensive.  I am currently writing a book about rally-intensive electioneering, based on my doctoral research.

I focus in political ideology. I study political ideologies as discourses. I write on nationalism, restorationism, populism and elitist plebeianism.

I focus on poltiical parties. I study how parties organise. In particular, I focus on opposition party-building. I also study how political parties cede power to private financiers to raise funds as their election campaigns become more costly.