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Regime structures, intra-elite factions and the problem of authoritarian control

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Theories of authoritarianism assert that autocratic governments follow repressive and redistributive policies which impede mass mobilization and mitigate economic grievances to prevent regime instability. However, policy formulation and implementation remain opaque and under-theorized elements of authoritarian politics. I argue that the mix of repressive and redistributive policies chosen by a regime is a function of intra-elite conflict between hard-liners and soft-liners. The power of the t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0888325416670241

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Department:
Oxford, Colleges and Halls, Nuffield College
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
East European Politics and Societies Journal website
Publication date:
2016-10-05
Acceptance date:
2016-08-17
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ISSN:
1533-8371
Pubs id:
pubs:584305
URN:
uri:a566ded9-8e89-48e9-9322-5ab5e185e8ba
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uuid:a566ded9-8e89-48e9-9322-5ab5e185e8ba
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pubs:584305

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