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In Friends, Followers and Fractions: A Reader in Political Clientelism.
For a discussion of political clientelism from many case studies around the world, see S.
In Political clientelism, patronage and development, edited by Samuel N.
Tinoco says that the emphasis on personal loyalty to the FSLN's traditional leadership generates political clientelism and opportunism on the part of people who see their participation in the party as a way to launch a political career.