Not all dictators are equal

  title={Not all dictators are equal},
  author={Christian von Soest and Michael Wahman},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={17 - 31}
Since the end of the Cold War, Western powers have frequently used sanctions to fight declining levels of democracy and human rights violations abroad. However, some of the world’s most repressive autocracies have never been subjected to sanctions, while other more competitive authoritarian regimes have been exposed to repeated sanction episodes. In this article, we concentrate on the cost–benefit analysis of Western senders that issue democratic sanctions, those which aim to instigate… 

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