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Dictators and their secret police : coercive institutions and state violence, Sheena Chestnut Greitens

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Dictators and their secret police : coercive institutions and state violence
Title
Dictators and their secret police
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coercive institutions and state violence
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Sheena Chestnut Greitens
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Language
eng
Summary
"How do dictators stay in power? When, and how, do they use repression to do so? Dictators and their Secret Police explores the role of the coercive apparatus under authoritarian rule in Asia - how these secret organizations originated, how they operated, and how their violence affected ordinary citizens. Greitens argues that autocrats face a coercive dilemma: whether to create internal security forces designed to manage popular mobilization, or defend against potential coup. Violence against civilians, she suggests, is a byproduct of their attempt to resolve this dilemma. Drawing on a wealth of new historical evidence, this book challenges conventional wisdom on dictatorship: what autocrats are threatened by, how they respond, and how this affects the lives and security of the millions under their rule. It offers an unprecedented view into the use of surveillance, coercion, and violence, and sheds new light on the institutional and social foundations of authoritarian power"--
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Greitens, Sheena Chestnut
Index
index present
LC call number
JC495
LC item number
.G744 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
  • Cambridge studies in contentious politics
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  • Dictatorship
  • Intelligence service
  • Political violence
  • State crimes
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Dictatorship
  • Intelligence service
  • Political violence
  • State crimes
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Diktatur
  • Politische Polizei
  • Politische Verfolgung
  • Gewalt
  • Taiwan
  • Philippinen
  • Südkorea
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Dictators and their secret police : coercive institutions and state violence, Sheena Chestnut Greitens
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The puzzle and the argument -- A theory of coercive institutions and state violence -- Part II. The origins of coercive institutions -- Organizing coercion in Taiwan; -- Organizing coercion in the Philippines -- Organizing coercion in South Korea -- Part III. Coercive institutions and state violence -- Coercive institutions and repression in Taiwan -- Coercive institutions and repression in the Philippines -- Coercive institutions and repression in South Korea -- Part IV. Extensions and conclusions -- Extending the argument: coercion outside East Asia
Control code
946254731
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 324 pages
Isbn
9781316505311
Lccn
2016008957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946254731
Label
Dictators and their secret police : coercive institutions and state violence, Sheena Chestnut Greitens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The puzzle and the argument -- A theory of coercive institutions and state violence -- Part II. The origins of coercive institutions -- Organizing coercion in Taiwan; -- Organizing coercion in the Philippines -- Organizing coercion in South Korea -- Part III. Coercive institutions and state violence -- Coercive institutions and repression in Taiwan -- Coercive institutions and repression in the Philippines -- Coercive institutions and repression in South Korea -- Part IV. Extensions and conclusions -- Extending the argument: coercion outside East Asia
Control code
946254731
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 324 pages
Isbn
9781316505311
Lccn
2016008957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946254731

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