The dictator's handbook : why bad behavior is almost always good politics / Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Erlanger Branch||303.34 B928d 2011 (Text)||33126014478782||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781610391849
- ISBN: 1610391845
- ISBN: 9781610390446
- ISBN: 161039044X
- ISBN: 9781610390453
- ISBN: 1610390458
- Physical Description: xxv, 319 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2012, c2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Introduction: rules to rule by -- The rules of politics -- Coming to power -- Staying in power -- Steal from the poor, give to the rich -- Getting and spending -- If corruption empowers, then absolute corruption empowers absolutely -- Foreign aid -- The people in revolt -- War, peace, and world order -- What is to be done?
Explains the theory of political survival, particularly in cases of dictators and despotic governments, arguing that political leaders seek to stay in power using any means necessary, most commonly by attending to the interests of certain coalitions.
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