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What is the nature of authoritarian regimes?: responsive authoritarianism in China

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This work proposes a new theory of authoritarian regimes: responsive authoritarianism. Most existing theories of autocracies take as their point of departure elite politics or the state’s repressive apparatus to explain the rise and fall of regimes. I argue that, for many states, regimes also have to consider the consent of the governed when designing policies.

Specifically, when regime legitimacy is low but the central leadership maintains a long time horizon, autocratic regimes ar...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations

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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:ea011de5-9231-4f77-9899-2d1bbe5be2a5
Local pid:
ora:11352

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