Communicating authoritarian elite cohesion

@article{Schedler2016CommunicatingAE,
  title={Communicating authoritarian elite cohesion},
  author={Andreas Schedler and Bert Hoffmann},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2016},
  volume={23},
  pages={117 - 93}
}
In this paper, we develop a theoretical framework to analyse the communicative imperatives authoritarian regimes face as a consequence of their self-inflicted opacities. The most important facts about the actors and factors that sustain authoritarian rule are unobservable. To demonstrate their power, authoritarian rulers have to render them visible. They have to dramatize their power and present on the front stage what they want people to know about the backstage of authoritarian politics. We… 
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