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Journal: Communist and Post-Communist Studies
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2021) 54 (3): 73–96.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Taekbin Kim The existing literature on elite purges in dictatorships claims that the risk of coups to replace dictators is the main cause of the dictator’s choice of purge strategy. Why then do elite purges occur even in well-established dictatorships with a consistently low risk of coups...