Aging gracefully? Why old autocrats hold competitive elections

Tanaka, S (2018) Aging gracefully? Why old autocrats hold competitive elections. Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, 3 (1). pp. 81-102. ISSN 2057-8911



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Keywords: breakdowns of authoritarian regimes; competitive elections; dictatorships
  • Accepted: 3 August 2017
  • Published (online): 5 September 2017
  • Published: 1 March 2018
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law (Leeds) > School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 12:46
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2018 14:38
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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