The Role of Domestic Opposition and International Justice Regimes in Peaceful Transitions of Power

@article{Nalepa2016TheRO,
  title={The Role of Domestic Opposition and International Justice Regimes in Peaceful Transitions of Power},
  author={Monika Nalepa and Emilia Justyna Powell},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={60},
  pages={1191 - 1218}
}
This article considers how international criminal justice administered by the International Criminal Court (ICC) affects the possibility of negotiated, peaceful transitions of power in autocracies. We argue that a strong international criminal tribunal can deter dictators’ decisions to peacefully relinquish their power. It does so when the dictator in question has faced a relatively violent opposition, one that was ready to strike a deal with the dictator promising him amnesty in exchange for… 

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