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Dictators and Dictatorships Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and Their Leaders

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ISBN-10: 144117396X

ISBN-13: 9781441173966

Edition: 2011

Authors: Natasha M. Ezrow, Erica Frantz

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Discusses how dictatorships work, looking at leaders, elites, and regime dynamics, synthesizing foundational and cutting-edge research on authoritarian politics, and integrating theory with case studies.
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 2/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Natasha M. Ezrow is Lecturer at the University of Essex, UK, where she serves as the Director of the International Development Studies Program.

Erica Frantz (Ph.D., UCLA, 2008) is a political scientist specializing in authoritarian politics. Her research interests intersect comparative politics and international relations, with regional expertise in Latin America and the Middle East. She is currently a political analyst at the Institute for Physical Sciences.

Introduction
Authoritarian Politics: Typologies
The Causes of Dictatorship
The Survival of Authoritarian Regimes: Strategies and Trends
The Survival of Authoritarian Leaders: Strategies and Trends
Coups
Dictatorships and Political Gridlock
Dictatorships and the Economy
Dictatorships and International Conflict
Military Dictatorships in Latin America and Beyond
Single-party Dictatorships in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Beyond
Personalist Dictatorships in Sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond
Monarchies in the Middle East and Beyond
Hybrid Dictatorships
Conclusion
Bibliography