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            Political Structures: Totalitarianism & Dictatorship

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            Dictators and Dictatorships: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and Their Leaders
             

            Dictators and Dictatorships: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and Their Leaders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ezrow, Natasha M.; Frantz, Erica

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            Discusses how dictatorships work, looking at leaders, elites, and regime dynamics, synthesizing foundational and cutting-edge research on authoritarian politics, and integrating theory with case studies. This title argues that political outcomes in dictatorships are largely a pro...duct of leader-elite relations.
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            ISBN 9781441173966
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2011
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Language (English)
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            Mao's Forgotten Successor: The Political Career of Hua Guofeng
              

            Mao's Forgotten Successor: The Political Career of Hua Guofeng (Hardback)

            By Weatherley, Robert

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            Hua Guofeng succeeded Mao in 1976, emerging almost out of nowhere following an unexceptional career in Shanxi and Hunan. In just over two years, Hua had been eclipsed by Deng Xiaoping, a more politically shrewd, progressive and charismatic figure. If Hua's rise to power was remar...kable, then this fall was even more so.
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            ISBN 9780230542471
            Released NZ 30 Jul 2010
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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            The Dark Heart of Hitler's Europe: Nazi Rule in Poland Under the General Government

            The Dark Heart of Hitler's Europe: Nazi Rule in Poland Under the General Government (Hardback)

            By Winstone, Martin

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            After the German and Soviet attack on Poland in 1939, vast swathes of Polish territory, including Warsaw and Krakow, fell under Nazi occupation in an administration which became known as the 'General Government'. This book provides a history of the General Government and the expe...riences of the Poles, Jews and others trapped in its clutches.
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            ISBN 9781780764771
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2014
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Military Regimes and Development: A Comparative Analysis in African Societies
             

            Military Regimes and Development: A Comparative Analysis in African Societies (Paperback)

            By Odetola, Olatunde

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            First published in 1982, this book aims to examine the role that ruling military governments have played in African development. Dr Odetola discusses military organisational values and skills in modernisation and argues that the evocation and application of these values depends o...n the character of the leadership of individual ruling juntas.
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            ISBN 9780415849586
            Released NZ 11 Mar 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Development
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            Africa's Totalitarian Temptation: The Evolution of Autocratic Regimes

            Africa's Totalitarian Temptation: The Evolution of Autocratic Regimes (Hardback)

            By Peterson, Dave

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            Is totalitarianism emerging as an acceptable alternative to democracy in Africa? And if so, with what consequences? Dave Peterson draws on extensive research in countries across the continent to thoroughly explore the dilemma of the totalitarian temptation.

            ISBN 9781626378247
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2019
            Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Balkan Strongmen: Dictators and Authoritarian Rulers of Southeast Europe

            Balkan Strongmen: Dictators and Authoritarian Rulers of Southeast Europe (Hardback)

            By Fischer, Bernd

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            Authoritarian leaders such as Enver Hoxha, Todor Zhivkov, Josip Broz Tito and Slobodan Milosevic are part of a time-honored tradition of Balkan authoritarian rule that saw the domination of some of the most colorful but also brutal leaders of twentieth century. Among the latter w...ere the wartime Croatian fascist Ante Pavlevic and Nicolae Ceausescu. Royal absolutists from the interwar period - Zog of Albania, Alexander of Yugoslavia and Carol II of Romania - and the Greek military dictators General Metaxas (1930s) and Colonel Papadopoulos (1967-74) are included. Kemal Ataturk's career is seen to have many links with the Balkans. This book brings the 'strongmen' to life, providing insights into their personalities and the forces that brought them to prominence. An enduring question is: has the age of the Balkan 'strongmen' truly ended?
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            ISBN 9781557534552
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2007
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Series Central European Studies
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            Surviving Autocracy

            Surviving Autocracy (Hardback)

            By Gessen, Masha

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            The only book you need to read to understand the events of the past four years in Trump's America, from the prize-winning Russian-American New Yorker writer.

            ISBN 9781783786763
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Power, Poverty and Positionality in Contemporary China: Space of Mind in Authoritarian Systems
              

            Power, Poverty and Positionality in Contemporary China: Space of Mind in Authoritarian Systems (Hardback)

            By Cappelletti, Alessandra

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            Power, Poverty and Positionality in Contemporary China explores the multiple declinations of poverty and power by introducing two new key concepts: 'space of mind' and 'pensabilities'. Taking authoritarian China as focus, the author provides an insight into how power fills people...s' space of mind with elements external to individual and collective life and hinders the natural and healthy development of a person's and collectivity's pensabilities. Drawing from Amartya Sen's idea of capabilities, the author conceives a new perspective to look at poverty and power dynamics in the contemporary world, by putting forward a fresh concept which will change our understanding of power both within the academic circles and among the general public. Grounded into empirical research, this work is based on an in-depth analysis of the current conditions of Uyghur people in China, and of how the COVID-19 crisis has been managed by Chinese authorities. The squeezing of the living space for Uyghurs, who are deprived of basic rights as mobility, language rights, an autonomous socio-economic development, freedom of religious practice and spiritual improvements, is one of the most fitting examples in the book's context. The management of physical and mental space during the current COVID-19 crisis is another fitting example aimed at providing substance to the author's thesis.
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            ISBN 9781350250574
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Composing for the State: Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships
             

            Composing for the State: Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships (Hardback, New edition)

            Edited by Buch, Esteban; Zubillaga, Igor Contreras; Deniz Silva, Manuel; Series edited by Borio, Professor Gianmario

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            Under the dictatorships of the twentieth century, music never ceased to sound. Even when they did not impose aesthetic standards, these regimes tended to favour certain kinds of art music such as occasional works for commemorations or celebrations, symphonic poems, cantatas and c...horal settings. In the same way, composers who were more or less ideologically close to the regime wrote pieces of music on their own initiative, which amounted to a support of the political order. This book presents ten studies focusing on music inspired and promoted by regimes such as Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, France under Vichy, the USSR and its satellites, Franco's Spain, Salazar's Portugal, Maoist China, and Latin-American dictatorships. By discussing the musical works themselves, whether they were conceived as ways to provide 'music for the people', to personally honour the dictator, or to participate in State commemorations of glorious historical events, the book examines the relationship between the composers and the State. This important volume, therefore, addresses theoretical issues long neglected by both musicologists and historians: What is the relationship between art music and propaganda? How did composers participate in musical life under the control of an authoritarian State? What was specifically political in the works produced in these contexts? How did audiences react to them? Can we speak confidently about 'State music'? In this way, Composing for the State: Music in Twentieth Century Dictatorships is an essential contribution to our understanding of musical cultures of the twentieth century, as well as the symbolic policies of dictatorial regimes.
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            ISBN 9781472437495
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century
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            Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism
             

            Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism (Hardback)

            By Saraiva, Tiago

            How the breeding of new animals and plants was central to fascist regimes in Italy, Portugal, and Germany and to their imperial expansion.

            ISBN 9780262035033
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2016
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series Inside Technology
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