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Why communism did not collapse : understanding authoritarian regime resilience in Asia and Europe

Author: Martin K Dimitrov
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addresses the durability of communist autocracies in Eastern Europe and Asia, the longest-lasting type of non-democratic regime to emerge after World War I.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin K Dimitrov
ISBN: 9781107035539 1107035538 9781107651135 1107651131
OCLC Number: 826640069
Description: xiv, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Tables and figures --
List of contributors --
Acknowledgements --
Abbreviations --
Reform and resilience --
Understanding communist collapse and resilience / Martin K. Dimitrov --
Resilience and collapse in China and the Soviet Union / Thomas Bernstein --
Ideology and resilience --
Ideological erosion and the breakdown of communist regimes / Vladimir Tismaneanu --
Ideological introversion and regime survival : North Korea's "our-style socialism" / Charles Armstrong --
Contagion and resilience --
Bringing down dictators : waves of democratic change in communist and postcommunist Europe and Eurasia / Valerie J. Bunce and Sharon L. Wolchik --
The dynamics of contagion in the soviet bloc and the impact on regime survival / Mark Kramer --
Inclusion and resilience --
Authoritarian survival, resilience, and the selectorate theory / Mary Gallagher and Jonathan Hanson --
Cause or consequence? : private-sector development and communist resilience in China / Kellee S. Tsai --
Accountability and resilience --
Vietnam through Chinese eyes : divergent accountability in single-party regimes / Regina Abrami, Edmund Malesky, and Yu Zheng --
Vertical accountability in communist regimes: the role of citizen complaints in Bulgaria and China / Martin K. Dimitrov --
Conclusion : whither communist regime resilience / Martin K. Dimitrov.
Responsibility: edited by Martin K. Dimitrov, Tulane University.

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"Is the difference smarter leaders? Luckier circumstances? Deeper ideological beliefs? Structural flaws or assets? Political strategies of limited opening versus inopportune repression? Differential Read more...

 
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