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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Non-Democratic Regimes

Second Edition

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781137013897
Publication Date January 2009
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Comparative Government and Politics

Despite talk of the 'triumph of democracy', much of the world is still ruled by political or military dictatorships. Paul Brooker provides a comprehensive assessment of the nature of authoritarian regimes, their changing character in the 21st Century world, and the main theoretical explanations of their incidence, character and performance.

PAUL BROOKER is Senior Lecturer in Politics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Theoretical Approaches
Monarchical and Personal Rule
Military Rule
One-Party Rule
Consolidation, Legitimacy and Control
Parties and Performance
Democratization and the Demise of Dictatorship
Semi-dictatorships and Semidemocracies
The Future of Non-Democratic Regimes


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