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Frantz, Erica
The politics of dictatorship : institutions and outcomes in authoritarian regimes / Erica Frantz, Natasha Ezrow
Alternate Title Institutions and outcomes in authoritarian regimes
Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, c2011
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 3rd Floor  JC495 .F64 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Dictatorship
Dictators
Authoritarianism
Political science
Physical Description vii, 133 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Authoritarian politics in the modern world -- Leadership survival -- Conflict behavior -- The quality of military intelligence -- Understanding policy changes -- The consequences of authoritarianism
Summary 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
Alternate Author Ezrow, Natasha M

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