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The politics of authoritarian rule

Author: Milan W Svolik
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2012]
Series: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
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"What drives politics in dictatorships? Milan W. Svolik argues authoritarian regimes must resolve two fundamental conflicts. Dictators face threats from the masses over which they rule - the problem of authoritarian control. Secondly from the elites with whom dictators rule - the problem of authoritarian power-sharing. Using the tools of game theory, Svolik explains why some dictators establish personal autocracy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milan W Svolik
ISBN: 9781107024793 110702479X 9781107607453 1107607450
OCLC Number: 786002522
Description: xviii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: the anatomy of dictatorship --
2. The world of authoritarian politics --
Part I. The problem of authoritarian power-sharing --
3. And then there was one!: Authoritarian power-sharing and the path to personal dictatorship --
4. When and why institutions contribute to authoritarian stability: commitment, monitoring, and collective action problems in authoritarian power-sharing --
Part II. The problem of authoritarian control --
5. Moral hazard in authoritarian repression and the origins of military dictatorships --
6. Why authoritarian parties?: the regime party as an instrument of co-optation and control --
7. Conclusion: incentives and institutions in authoritarian politics.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Responsibility: Milan W. Svolik, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Milan Svolik explores two fundamental conflicts that shape the politics of dictatorships: the problems of authoritarian control and authoritarian power-sharing.  Read more...

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