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International Politics of Authoritarian Rule

Oisín Tansey


Autocrats must overcome a range of challenges as they seek to gain and maintain political power, including the threat that comes from both rival elites and discontented publics. This book examines the ways in which international forces can encourage and assist autocratic actors in overcoming these challenges. Often, autocratic incumbents are strengthened in power by events on the international stage and by the active support of international allies. The book offers a typology of different international forms of influence on authoritarianism, and examines the ways in which external forces shape ... More

Keywords: authoritarianism, coups, fraud, Cold War, autocratic sponsorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199683628
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oisín Tansey, author
Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of War Studies, King's College London