Political Institutions under Dictatorship: Frontmatter

@inproceedings{Gandhi2008PoliticalIU,
  title={Political Institutions under Dictatorship: Frontmatter},
  author={J. Gandhi},
  year={2008}
}
Often dismissed as window dressing, nominally democratic institutions, such as legislatures and political parties, play an important role in nondemocratic regimes. In a comprehensive cross-national study of all nondemocratic states from 1946 to 2002 that examines the political uses of these institutions by dictators, Jennifer Gandhi finds that legislative and partisan institutions are an important component in the operation and survival of authoritarian regimes. She examines how and why these… Expand

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