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The origins of autocracy

Ivan the Terrible in Russian history

by Alexander Yanov

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Russia
    • Subjects:
    • Ivan IV, the Terrible, Czar of Russia, 1530-1584,
    • Russia -- History -- Ivan IV, 1533-1584

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAlexander Yanov ; translated by Stephen Dunn.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDK106 .Y36 1981
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 339 p. ;
      Number of Pages339
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4114798M
      ISBN 100520042824
      LC Control Number80039528

      Dictatorships have dominated global politics for hundreds of years, from the pharaohs of Egypt to the absolute monarchs of Europe. Though democracy has since spread to much of the world, about a third of today’s countries are still ruled by dictatorship. And yet, compared to democracies, we know very little about how dictatorships work, who the key political actors are, and where decision. In his seminal text, Leviathan, the philosopher Thomas Hobbes offers what was then a radically novel conception of the origins of civil ’ ideas of the commonwealth are predicated upon his views of human nature and the state of mankind without government, and so he establishes his position on these concepts before addressing the commonwealth’s creation.

      Indeed, Schrad shows that alcoholism and autocracy have gone hand-in-hand throughout Russian history. Drawing upon remarkable archival evidence and filled with colorful anecdotes of the enforced drunkenness Russian leaders imposed on their courts, Vodka Politics offers a wholly new way of understanding Russian political history. The book also explores the factors that led to the demise of the PRI. The theory sheds light on the logic of 'electoral autocracies', among the most common type of autocracy, and is the only systematic treatment in the literature today dealing with this form of autocracy. article is based on material included in a forthcoming book of mine, entitled TOWARDS JURISTOC- THE ORIGINS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE NEW CONSTUTIONALISM, ch. 2 (Harvard University Press, ). An outline of this article was presented at the "Globalization, Courts, and Judicial POLITICAL ORIGINS OF THE NEW CONSTITUTIONALISM.

      Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy This book argues that in terms of institutional design, the allocation of power and privilege, and the lived experiences of citizens, democracy often does not restart the political game after displacing authoritarian-ism. Democratic institutions are frequently designed by the outgoing.   The new book picks up and expands on the viral essay, “Autocracy: Rules for Survival,” that Gessen, a journalist who was born and raised in the Soviet Union, penned in Format: Book; ISBN: ; LOC call number: DR1.B45 Bd; Published: Berlin: Osteuropa-Institut ; Wiesbaden: In Kommission bei O. Harrassowitz,


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