The Politics of Dictatorship

The Politics of Dictatorship : Institutions and Outcomes in Authoritarian Regimes

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In comparison to democratic political systems, we know very little about how dictatorships work. Who are the key political actors? Where does the locus of power rest? What determines leadership behavior-and survival? Erica Frantz and Natasha Ezrow argue that dictatorships are not regimes driven by the whims of a single individual. Frantz and Ezrow reveal how leader-elite relations are strongly influenced by the nature of the political institutions in a regime, and in turn how those relations profoundly affect both domestic and foreign policy. Combining cross-national quantitative analyses with a selection of case studies, they uniquely explore the internal architecture of authoritarian government.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 133 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588267857
  • 9781588267856

About Erica Frantz

Erica Frantz is a political analyst at the Institute for Physical Sciences in Washington, DC.||Natasha Ezrow is lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Essex
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