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The Resource The dictator's handbook : why bad behavior is almost always good politics, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith, (electronic resource)

The dictator's handbook : why bad behavior is almost always good politics, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith, (electronic resource)

Label
The dictator's handbook : why bad behavior is almost always good politics
Title
The dictator's handbook
Title remainder
why bad behavior is almost always good politics
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been part of a team revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the 'national interest'--or even their subjects--unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce
Dewey number
303.3/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC330.3
LC item number
.B84 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Alastair
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political leadership
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Political corruption
  • Political leadership -- Philosophy
  • Social Science
  • Political Science
Label
The dictator's handbook : why bad behavior is almost always good politics, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: rules to rule by -- The rules of politics -- Coming to power -- Staying in power -- Steal from the poor, give to the rich -- Getting and spending -- If corruption empowers, then absolute corruption empowers absolutely -- Foreign aid -- The people in revolt -- War, peace, and world order -- What is to be done?
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 319 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610390453
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
82988259-251c-4e04-b450-6b2f355170f5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1911580
  • (OCoLC)755169520
  • (OCoLC)ocn755169520
  • 1911580
Label
The dictator's handbook : why bad behavior is almost always good politics, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: rules to rule by -- The rules of politics -- Coming to power -- Staying in power -- Steal from the poor, give to the rich -- Getting and spending -- If corruption empowers, then absolute corruption empowers absolutely -- Foreign aid -- The people in revolt -- War, peace, and world order -- What is to be done?
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 319 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610390453
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
82988259-251c-4e04-b450-6b2f355170f5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1911580
  • (OCoLC)755169520
  • (OCoLC)ocn755169520
  • 1911580

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