Terrorism and the Fate of Dictators

  title={Terrorism and the Fate of Dictators},
  author={Deniz Aksoy and David B. Carter and Joseph G Wright},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={423 - 468}
The authors study the influence of domestic political dissent and violence on incumbent dictators and their regimes. They argue that elite with an interest in preserving the regime hold dictators accountable when there is a significant increase in terrorism. To pinpoint the accountability of dictators to elite who are strongly invested in the current regime, the authors make a novel theoretical distinction between reshuffling coups that change the leader but leave the regime intact and regime… 

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