A THEORY OF MILITARY DICTATORSHIPS

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A THEORY OF MILITARY DICTATORSHIPS

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 not simply work as an agent of the elite but may turn against them in order to create a regime more in line with their own objectives



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