Seeing who are supporting you authoritarian

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Unformatted text preview: an institutions, resource curse, modernization/survival, transition/consolidation. Why dictators want regular elections  ­China, Korea, and USSR all had elections  ­A broad picture…  ­Useful in several ways:  ­Listening to potential dissidents.  ­Seeing who are supporting you. Authoritarian Institutions  ­What kind of strategies do autocrats have, in order to tame rebels?  ­Spoils (provide benefits)  ­Concession (institutional channels)  ­Why legislations are useful?  ­Hear rebels voice, so they can fix their policy.  ­Why parties are useful?  ­Rerouting potential...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course POLI 220 at University of British Columbia.

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