Introducing authoritarian diasporas: causes and consequences of authoritarian elite dispersion

  title={Introducing authoritarian diasporas: causes and consequences of authoritarian elite dispersion},
  author={James Loxton and Timothy J. Power},
  pages={465 - 483}
ABSTRACT Scholarship on democratization has made significant progress in theorizing the trajectories of former authoritarian elites, with considerable attention given to authoritarian successor parties in particular. However, the literature has largely failed to contend with cases in which the cohort of former authoritarian officials scatters widely across the political system. We identify these patterns of dispersion as authoritarian diasporas and investigate their potential causes and… 
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