The problem with autocracy promotion

@article{Tansey2016ThePW,
  title={The problem with autocracy promotion},
  author={Ois{\'i}n Tansey},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2016},
  volume={23},
  pages={141 - 163}
}
  • Oisín Tansey
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • Political Science
  • Democratization
Recent scholarship has increasingly focused on the international dimensions of authoritarian rule, and the idea of autocracy promotion has gained considerable academic currency. While the literature on autocracy promotion has identified some clear patterns of external support for autocratic incumbents, it has so far failed to demonstrate that these efforts can best be understood as a unified, coherent set of foreign policies that constitute intentional efforts to promote a particular regime… 
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