A Theory of Military Dictatorships

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Daron Acemoglu; Davide Ticchi; Andrea Vindigni;
(2008)
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Journal: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics,volume 2,issue 1 January,pages1-42
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1257/mac.2.1.1
  • Subject: nondemocracy | coups, democracy, military, nondemocracy, political economy, political transitions. | Politisches System | political economy | H2 | Coups | coups, democracy, military, nondemocracy, political economy, political transitions | democracy | Rohstoffpolitik | Diktatur | political transitions | military | Soziale Ungleichheit | Militär | Theorie
    • jel: jel:H20 | jel:D72 | jel:H2 | jel:P16 | jel:N40 | jel:H56 | jel:N10
      ddc: ddc:320

We investigate how nondemocratic regimes use the military and how this can lead to the emergence of military dictatorships. Nondemocratic regimes need the use of force in order to remain in power, but this creates a political moral hazard problem; a strong military may ... View more
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