The International Dimensions of Authoritarian Legitimation: The Impact of Regime Evolution

@article{Hoffmann2011TheID,
  title={The International Dimensions of Authoritarian Legitimation: The Impact of Regime Evolution},
  author={Bert Hoffmann},
  journal={Political Institutions: Non-Democratic Regimes eJournal},
  year={2011}
}
  • Bert Hoffmann
  • Published 1 November 2011
  • Political Science
  • Political Institutions: Non-Democratic Regimes eJournal
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