Dictators at War and Peace (Cornell Studies in Security by Jessica L. P. Weeks PDF

By Jessica L. P. Weeks

Why do a little autocratic leaders pursue competitive or expansionist overseas guidelines, whereas others are even more wary of their use of army strength? the 1st publication to concentration systematically at the overseas coverage of alternative varieties of authoritarian regimes, Dictators at warfare and Peace breaks new floor in our knowing of the overseas habit of dictators.

Jessica L. P. Weeks explains why sure forms of regimes are much less more likely to lodge to conflict than others, why a few usually tend to win the wars they begin, and why a few authoritarian leaders face household punishment for overseas coverage mess ups while others can climate all however the so much severe army defeat. utilizing novel cross-national information, Weeks appears at quite a few nondemocratic regimes, together with these of Saddam Hussein and Joseph Stalin; the Argentine junta on the time of the Falklands struggle, the army executive in Japan prior to and through global struggle II, and the North Vietnamese communist regime. She reveals that the variations within the clash habit of certain varieties of autocracies are as nice as these among democracies and dictatorships. certainly, a few different types of autocracies are not any extra belligerent or reckless than democracies, casting doubt at the universal view that democracies are extra selective approximately warfare than autocracies.

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