The cases selected for analysis have been done so in an effort aimed at justifying (or rather, as has been indicated, illustrating) various aspects of the theoretical predictions. These cases involve various conflictual situations in which at least one of the participating parties is a state whose regime can unequivocally be classified as a dictatorship, and can be considered a reasonably good approximation of the ideal-type dictatorship portrayed in the theory. In other words, the behaviour of the states involved will be shown to be compatible with, and comprehensible in terms of, the mechanisms proposed by the model in those areas to which it relates, namely:
  1. (a)

    The issue of general risk preference

  2. (b)

    Attitudes toward the use of force as a means of changing the status quo

  3. (c)

    Attitudes toward compromise as a means of settling disputes



Dictatorial Regime Justification Programme Return Option Political Survival Egyptian Regime 
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© Martin Sherman 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Sherman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceTel Aviv UniversityIsrael

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