Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170754
Authors: 
Tansey, Oisin
Koehler, Kevin
Schmotz, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Comparative political studies [ISSN:] 1552-3829 [Publisher:] Sage [Place:] Thousand Oaks, CA [Volume:] 50 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 9 [Pages:] 1221-1254
Abstract: 
The relationship between international linkages and the nature and survival of political regimes has gained increasing attention in recent years, but remains one that is poorly understood. In this article, we make three central contributions to our understanding of international linkage politics and autocratic regime survival. First, we introduce and develop the concept of “autocratic linkage,” and highlight its importance for understanding the international politics of autocratic survival. Second, we use event history analysis to demonstrate that autocratic linkage has a systematic effect on the duration of authoritarian regimes. Finally, we complement our quantitative analysis with a focused comparison of autocratic linkage politics in the Middle East. We show that variation in Saudi Arabian support for autocratic incumbents in the wake of the Arab Spring protests can be explained in significant part by variation in linkage relationships.
Subjects: 
autocratic regime survival
international linkage
Arab Spring
survival analysis
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Additional Information: 
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich / This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
Document Type: 
Article

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