Authoritarianism : What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

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Despite the spread of democratization following the Cold War's end, all signs indicate that we are currently seeing a resurgence of authoritarianism. Around forty percent of the world's people live under some form of authoritarian rule, and authoritarian regimes govern about a third of the world's countries. In Authoritarianism: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG, Erica Frantz guides us through today's authoritarian wave, explaining how it came to be and what its
features are. She also looks at authoritarians themselves, focusing in particular on the techniques they use to take power, the strategies they use to survive, and how they fall. As she demonstrates, understanding how politics works in authoritarian regimes and recognizing the factors that either give rise
to them or trigger their downfall, remains as important as ever. This book paves the ways for such an understanding. Authoritarianism is a clear and concise overview that provides readers with a context for making sense of one of the most important-and most worrying-developments in contemporary world politics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 143 x 211 x 13mm | 216g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 12 black and white illustrations
  • 0190880201
  • 9780190880200
  • 430,985

Table of contents

1. Introduction2. Understanding Authoritarian Politics3. The Authoritarian Landscape4. Authoritarian Leadership5. Authoritarian Regime Types6. How Authoritarian Regimes Gain Power7. Strategies for Survival8. How Authoritarian Regimes Fall and What Comes Next9. Conclusion
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About Erica Frantz

Erica Frantz is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Michigan State University. She specializes in authoritarian politics, with a focus on democratization, conflict, and development. She is also interested in the security and policy implications of authoritarian rule. She has written four books on dictatorships and development, and her work has appeared in multiple academic and policy-oriented
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