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The Politics of Dictatorship: Institutions and Outcomes in Authoritarian Regimes

The Politics of Dictatorship: Institutions and Outcomes in Authoritarian Regimes (Hardback)

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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.

History & PoliticsPolitics & government Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc Publication Date: 01/03/2011 ISBN-13: 9781588267856  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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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