By Natasha M. Ezrow
Dictators and Dictatorships is a qualitative enquiry into the politics of authoritarian regimes. It argues that political results in dictatorships are mostly a fabricated from leader-elite kinfolk. adjustments within the inner constitution of dictatorships have an effect on the dynamics of this dating. This e-book indicates how dictatorships fluctuate from each other and the consequences of those adjustments for political results. particularly, it examines political approaches in personalist, army, single-party, monarchic, and hybrid regimes. the purpose of the ebook is to supply a transparent definition of what dictatorship capacity, how authoritarian politics works, and what the political results of dictatorship are. It discusses how authoritarianism affects a variety of political results, equivalent to fiscal functionality, overseas clash, and chief and regime longevity. various case experiences from world wide help the speculation and examine offered to foster a greater figuring out of the internal workings of authoritarian regimes. by means of combining concept with concrete political events, the publication will attract undergraduate scholars in comparative politics, diplomacy, authoritarian politics, and democratization.
Read Online or Download Dictators and Dictatorships: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and Their Leaders PDF
Best Politics books
In finish of Days, James L. Swanson, the recent York instances bestselling writer of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, brings to lifestyles the minute-by-minute info of the JFK assassination—from the Kennedys' arrival in Texas in the course of the taking pictures in Dealey Plaza and the stunning aftermath that maintains to reverberate in our nationwide realization fifty years later.
"Hertzberg has a novelist's regulate of metaphor and a comedian's reward for the one-liner. " -The manhattan occasions e-book overview ¡Obámanos! is powered by means of celebrated political essayist Hendrik Hertzberg's "Comments" for the recent Yorker's "The speak of the city" and the private weblog he started preserving at the magazine's site fifteen months sooner than the election.
Because the terrorist assaults of September eleventh, there was an overpowering call for for info approximately Islam, and up to date occasions - the battle in Iraq, terrorist assaults either failed and winning, debates all through Europe over Islamic gown, etc - have raised new questions within the minds of policymakers and most of the people.
As soon as the occasion of presidents, the GOP in fresh elections has did not win convincing nationwide majorities. Republicans have misplaced 4 of the final six presidential races and misplaced the preferred vote in 5 of the six. within the lone Republican victory, the occasion incumbent won—during wartime—by the slimmest of margins.
Extra resources for Dictators and Dictatorships: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and Their Leaders
31. Nordlinger, squaddies in Politics, (1977). fifty one 52 Dictators and Dictatorships 32. Geddes, Paradigms and Sand Castles, (2003). 33. see Thompson (1975). 34. Huntington, Political Order, (1968). 35. Andreski (1968); Janowitz (1977); Finer (1988); see additionally Acemoglu, Ticchi and Vindigni, (2009). 36. Kposowa and Jenkins, Structural assets of army, (1993, p. 130). 37. Huntington, Political Order, (1968). 38. Needler, Political improvement, (1966, p. 617). 39. Geddes, What can we recognize, (1999). forty. Huntington, Political Order, (1968). forty-one. McGowan and Johnson; see additionally Hibbs, (1973). forty two. Londegran and Poole, Poverty, the Coup seize, (1990, p. 152). forty three. Finer, the guy on Horseback, (1962); McGowan and Johnson; (O’Kane 1983). forty four. Nordlinger, squaddies in Politics, (1977, p. 207). forty five. Wiarda, serious Elections, (1978, p. 43). forty six. Mayer, Militarism and improvement, (1999, p. 434). forty seven. Acemoglu et al. , thought of army Dictatorships, (2009, p. 46). forty eight. Powell, army counsel and Militarism, (1965, pp. 383–386). forty nine. Nordlinger, infantrymen in Mufti, (1970). 50. Magaloni, Credible Power-Sharing, (2008, p. 726). fifty one. Baines, U. S. army tips, (1972); Fitch, Armed strength and Democracy, (1998). fifty two. Carranza, evaluation Essay: army Coups, (1983). fifty three. Valenzuela, Latin American Presidencies Interrupted, (2004). fifty four. Fitch, Armed strength and Democracy, (1998). fifty five. Karl, Hybrid Regimes of crucial, (1995). fifty six. Bunce, Rethinking contemporary Democratization, (2003, p. 175). fifty seven. Bunce, evaluating East and South, (1995, p. 89). fifty eight. Nun, center category army Coup (1967, p. 112). fifty nine. Acemoglu et al. , thought of army Dictatorships, (2009). 60. Ibid. sixty one. Huntington, Political Order, (1968). sixty two. Brooker, Non-Democratic Regimes, (2000). sixty three. Ibid. sixty four. Magaloni, Comparative Autocracy, (2007; Geddes 2007). sixty five. Berend, important and jap Europe, (1999, p. 39). sixty six. Brooker, Non-Democratic Regimes, (2000, p. 83). sixty seven. Berend, crucial and jap Europe, (1999, p. 79). sixty eight. Ibid. , (p. 39). sixty nine. Johnson, The Warsaw Pact, (1981, p. 1). 70. Ibid. , (p. 2). The factors of Dictatorship seventy one. Brooker, Non-Democratic Regimes, (2000). seventy two. Stubbs, battle and fiscal improvement, (1999, p. 351). seventy three. Packenham (1973, p. 111); Meernik, Krueger, Poe, (1998, p. 67). seventy four. Stubbs, conflict and financial improvement, (1999 p. 342, 350). seventy five. Ibid. (p. 341). seventy six. Ibid. (p. 345). seventy seven. Ibid. , (p. 346). seventy eight. Stubbs writes that during 1967 on my own U. S. servicemen spent U. S. $108 million in Singapore (1999, p. 346). seventy nine. Bratton and van de Walle, Neo-patrimonial Regimes, (1994, p. 459). eighty. Goldsmith, Donors, Dictators and Democrats, (2001). eighty one. Bienen, Armies and events, (1978a). eighty two. Howe, army Forces in African, (2004). eighty three. Monga, 8 issues of African, (1997, p. 168). eighty four. Howe, army Forces in African, (2004). eighty five. Decalo, African own Dictatorships, (1985). 86. Ikpe, Patrimonialism and army Regimes, (2000). 87. Monga, 8 issues of African, (1997; Tordoff 2002). 88. Monga, 8 issues of African, (1997; Tordoff 2002). 89. Monga, 8 issues of African, (1997). ninety. Decalo, African own Dictatorships, (1985). ninety one. Bratton and van de Walle, Neo-patrimonial Regimes, (1994).