1. Introduction2. Understanding Authoritarian Politics3. The Authoritarian Landscape4. Authoritarian Leadership5. Authoritarian Regime Types6. How Authoritarian Regimes Gain Power7. Strategies for Survival8. How Authoritarian Regimes Fall and What Comes Next9. Conclusion
Erica Frantz is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Michigan State University. She specializes in authoritarian politics, with a focus on democratization, conflict, and development. She is also interested in the security and policy implications of authoritarian rule. She has written four books on dictatorships and development, and her work has appeared in multiple academic and policy-oriented journals.