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dc.contributor.editorLarres, Klaus
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-16T05:31:13Z
dc.date.available2022-02-16T05:31:13Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52881
dc.description.abstractIn order to truly understand the emergence, endurance, and legacy of autocracy, this volume of engaging essays explores how autocratic power is acquired, exercised, and transferred or abruptly ended through the careers and politics of influential figures in more than 20 countries and six regions.The book looks at both traditional "hard" dictators, such as Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, and more modern "soft" or populist autocrats, who are in the process of transforming once fully democratic countries into autocratic states, including Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey, Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro, Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, Narendra Modi in India, and Viktor Orbán in Hungary. The authors touch on a wide range of autocratic and dictatorial figures in the past and present, including present-day autocrats, such as Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, military leaders, and democratic leaders with authoritarian aspirations. They analyze the transition of selected autocrats from democratic or benign semi-democratic systems to harsher forms of autocracy, with either quite disastrous or more successful outcomes.An ideal reader for students and scholars, as well as the general public, interested in international affairs, leadership studies, contemporary history and politics, global studies, security studies, economics, psychology, and behavioral studies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJF Asian history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJH African history
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAsia
dc.subject.otherChina
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAfrica
dc.subject.otherCentral
dc.titleDictators and Autocrats
dc.title.alternativeSecuring Power across Global Politics (Edition 1)
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4324/9781003100508
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oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
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oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/44490023-4ed3-42df-8a12-bf5235098073
oapen.identifier.isbn9781000467604
grantor.number7062


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