Personalization of Power and Repression in Dictatorships

  title={Personalization of Power and Repression in Dictatorships},
  author={E. Frantz and Andrea Kendall-Taylor and J. Wright and Xu Xu},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={372 - 377}
  • E. Frantz, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, +1 author Xu Xu
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
  • This article uses new data measuring gradations of personalism in authoritarian regimes to evaluate the relationship between concentration of power and patterns of repression. It shows that the personalization of power in dictatorships leads to an increase in repression and, thus, a decrease in respect for human rights. Given the rise in personalism we are witnessing globally, the findings of this study imply that repression is likely to become more prevalent in dictatorships as a consequence. 
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