By Steve Hess

The turbulent yr of 2011 has introduced the looks of mass renowned unrest and the cave in of lengthy lived autocratic regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and probably Syria. The unexpected and unanticipated fall of those regimes – frequently considered exemplars of authoritarian resilience - has introduced a lot of the traditional knowledge at the longevity and vulnerability of nondemocratic regimes into query. This e-book seeks to improve the present literature through treating the autocratic nation no longer as a unitary actor characterised by means of energy or weak spot yet quite as a constitution or terrain which may on the other hand inhibit or facilitate the looks of nationwide point varieties of protests. within the mode of the Arab Spring, the colour revolutions of the previous Soviet Union, and the folks energy stream of the Philippines, such routine triumph over the daunting impediments provided by means of autocrats, entice likeminded opposite numbers throughout society, and crush the power of regimes to take care of order. Conversely, in different settings, akin to modern China, decentralized nation constructions supply an inhospitable surroundings for national-level protest, prime collective actors to select extra neighborhood and parochial different types of competition. This consequence produces paradoxical events, resembling within the PRC, the place protests are common yet national-level mobilization and coordination is absent.

Show description

Read Online or Download Authoritarian Landscapes: Popular Mobilization and the Institutional Sources of Resilience in Nondemocracies PDF

Best political history & theory books

John Locke and Modern Life

Recovers a feeling of John Locke's principal position within the making of the fashionable international. It demonstrates that his imaginative and prescient of contemporary lifestyles was once built on a philosophy of human freedom that's the highbrow nerve connecting many of the strands of his inspiration. by way of revealing the intensity and originality of Locke's critique of the metaphysical assumptions and authoritative associations of pre-modern existence, this e-book rejects the inspiration of Locke as an highbrow anachronism.

Visions of Politics: Volume 3, Hobbes and Civil Science

The 3rd of 3 volumes of essays via Quentin Skinner, one of many world's major highbrow historians. This assortment comprises a few of his most crucial essays on Thomas Hobbes, each one of which has been conscientiously revised for book during this shape. In a chain of writings spanning the earlier 4 many years Professor Skinner examines, together with his regularly occurring perspicuity, the evolution and personality of Hobbes's political suggestion.

The Practical Imagination: The German Sciences of State in the Nineteenth Century

Drawing at the paintings of Foucault and Bourdieu, David Lindenfeld illuminates the sensible mind's eye because it was once exhibited within the transformation of the political and social sciences throughout the altering stipulations of nineteenth-century Germany. utilizing a wealth of knowledge from nation and collage information, inner most correspondence, and a survey of lecture choices in German universities, Lindenfeld examines the unique workforce of discovered disciplines which originated in eighteenth-century Germany as a curriculum to coach country officers within the management and reform of society and which incorporated economics, information, politics, public management, finance, and kingdom legislations, in addition to agriculture, forestry, and mining.

Entrepreneurship in the Polis: Understanding Political Entrepreneurship (The Ashgate Plus Series in International Relations and Politics)

Dynamics of entrepreneurship have attracted starting to be awareness from students of political technology, coverage reports, public management and making plans, in addition to extra lately, from the geographical regions of diplomacy and overseas coverage research. less than the banner of political entrepreneurship, this quantity considers and maps out conceptual ways to the learn of entrepreneurship drawn from those fields, discusses synergies, envisages new analytical instruments and gives modern empirical case reports, illustrating the various political contexts during which entrepreneurship happens within the polis.

Extra info for Authoritarian Landscapes: Popular Mobilization and the Institutional Sources of Resilience in Nondemocracies

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.41 of 5 – based on 13 votes