Institutions and demotions: collective leadership in authoritarian regimes

  title={Institutions and demotions: collective leadership in authoritarian regimes},
  author={Ivan Ermakoff and Marko Grde{\vs}i{\'c}},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  pages={559 - 587}
Like any other regime, authoritarian regimes mutate. Many of these mutations depend upon the upshot of internecine elite conflicts. These condition the ability of a ruler or would-be ruler to seize state resources and acquire the capacity to exercise violence. It is therefore crucial to investigate the factors that shape the dynamics and outcomes of contention among elite groups in authoritarian regimes. This article pursues this line of investigation by examining from a micro-analytical… 

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