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International Politics of Authoritarian Rule$
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Oisín Tansey

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199683628

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683628.001.0001

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A Typology of International Forces

A Typology of International Forces

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(p.23) 2 A Typology of International Forces
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International Politics of Authoritarian Rule
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Oisín Tansey

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683628.003.0002

This chapter examines a number of conceptual questions regarding the international dimensions of authoritarianism, and makes three principal contributions. First, it critically engages with the emerging literature on the international dimensions of authoritarian politics and takes issue with some of the underlying assumptions that are guiding conceptual development in the field. Second, it introduces a new typology of international dimensions of authoritarianism that distinguishes clearly between multiple types of international influence, including between active and passive forms of influence. The typology also explores the distinction between autocracy promotion and democracy resistance. Finally, the chapter provides a stock-take of the existing body of the literature and, using the new typology, integrates previously diverse and fragmented findings.

Keywords:   authoritarianism, autocracy promotion, democracy resistance, typology, international influence

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