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Dictatorships

Author: Tom Lansford
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English
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The information in this volume provides insight into the validity of dictatorship as a form of government, and the current status of dictatorships in the world. Varied expert opinions are presented from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Lansford
ISBN: 9780737763140 0737763140 9780737763157 0737763159
OCLC Number: 783171219
Description: 222 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 Can dictatorships be a good form of government? : The good autocrat / Robert D. Kaplan --
All dictatorships are evil / Sergiu Vidican --
Lessons from Libya: who defines a dictator? / Sishuwa Sishuwa --
Dictatorships often survive with local support / Bill Snyder ; Ch. 2 Are select dictatorships becoming democracies? : Myanmar has begun to democratize / Pauline H. Baker --
Despite elections, Myanmar remains a dictatorship / David I. Steinberg --
Watching Titanic in Pyongyang / Geoffrey Cain --
North Korea's dictatorship will endure / John Fraser --
Fidel's children / Joseph Contreras --
Dictatorship in Cuba will continue / The Economist ; Ch. 3 Are select democracies becoming dictatorships? : Chavez: From hero to tyrant / Alice O'Keeffe --
Hugo Chavez is not changing Venezuela into a dictatorship / Bhaskar Sunkara --
Democracies in Africa are becoming dictatorships / Jerome Y. Bachelard, Richard R. Marcus --
Economic freedom: country studies--Kenya / Democracy Web ; Ch. 4 What does the future hold for Middle Eastern governments? : The Arab spring will lead to the fall of dictatorships across the Middle East / Shankar Kumar --
The Arab spring will not lead to the fall of dictatorships across the Middle East / Laurel E. Miller, Jeffrey Martini, F. Stephen Larrabee, Angel Rabasa, Stephanie Pezard, Julie E. Taylor, Tewodaj Mengistu --
America's unsavory allies / Uri Friedman --
Think again: dictators / Graeme Robertson --
After the dictators / Sholto Byrnes.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Tom Lansford, book editor.

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The information in this volume provides insight into the validity of dictatorship as a form of government, and the current status of dictatorships in the world. Varied expert opinions are presented from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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