Defiant dictatorships : communist and Middle-Eastern dictatorships in a democratic age (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Defiant dictatorships : communist and Middle-Eastern dictatorships in a democratic age

Author: Paul Brooker
Publisher: Washington Square, N.Y. : New York University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As much of Eastern Europe emerged after decades of communist rule, dictators in China, Vietnam, North Korea, Cuba, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Iran maintained a firm grasp on their power. Illustrating how overt defiance of external military or political foes has been employed with lasting success to shore up power, Paul Brooker examines the political structures, ideologies and economic policies of these eight  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Brooker
ISBN: 0814713114 9780814713112
OCLC Number: 36817139
Description: v, 223 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Defiance as a Stabilising Influence --
2. Communist China --
3. Communist Vietnam --
4. Communist North Korea --
5. Communist Cuba --
6. Baathist Syria --
7. Baathist Iraq --
8. Qadhafi's Libya --
9. Khomeinist Iran --
Appendix I. Communist Ideology, Economy and Political Structure --
the Orthodox Model --
Appendix II. Baathist Ideology and Structure.
Responsibility: Paul Brooker.
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As much of Eastern Europe emerged after decades of communist rule, dictators in China, Vietnam, North Korea, Cuba, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Iran maintained a firm grasp on their power. Illustrating how overt defiance of external military or political foes has been employed with lasting success to shore up power, Paul Brooker examines the political structures, ideologies and economic policies of these eight dictatorships as a means of explaining their longevity.

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