By Jessica L. P. Weeks
Why do a little autocratic leaders pursue competitive or expansionist international rules, whereas others are even more wary of their use of army strength? the 1st ebook to concentration systematically at the international coverage of other different types of authoritarian regimes, Dictators at conflict and Peace breaks new flooring in our figuring out of the foreign habit of dictators.
Jessica L. P. Weeks explains why definite forms of regimes are much less more likely to inn to conflict than others, why a few usually tend to win the wars they begin, and why a few authoritarian leaders face family punishment for overseas coverage disasters while others can climate all however the so much critical army defeat. utilizing novel cross-national facts, Weeks seems to be at numerous nondemocratic regimes, together with these of Saddam Hussein and Joseph Stalin; the Argentine junta on the time of the Falklands conflict, the army executive in Japan sooner than and through global struggle II, and the North Vietnamese communist regime. She reveals that the diversities within the clash habit of specified forms of autocracies are as nice as these among democracies and dictatorships. certainly, a few varieties of autocracies aren't any extra belligerent or reckless than democracies, casting doubt at the universal view that democracies are extra selective approximately struggle than autocracies.
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Dictators at War and Peace (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) by Jessica L. P. Weeks