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"The legitimation of repression is an aspect of authoritarianism that is often overlooked. It is closely linked to political communication, which attracts more attention in research on democracies because democratic rulers are regularly held to account in meaningfully contested elections. ..." – By Maria Josua
"State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are prominent in many countries, while also being privatized by divestment. Their existence and sale are distinctive features of public governance involving strategic interactions of the state, market, and civil society. As such, they embody interrelated forms of organizational incorporation, arenas of socioeconomic activity, and expectations of corporate responsibility. ..." – By Ian Thynne
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