Non-Democratic Politics: Authoritarianism, Dictatorship, and Democratization
Summarizes the idea that non-democratic regimes always struggle to control society or state power, including roots of regime change, how to stimulate the changing and politic diffusion methodology. Explains theories and concepts of democracy, non-democracy and varieties of political doctrines, focusing on non-democratic politics in terms of their social control, personal power, authoritarian institutions, non-democratic rule, revolution and democratization. Describes patterns of dictatorship, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, personal rule, parties and election, the coup and the fragility of military rule, as well as dynastic families. Indicates problems of non-democratic consolidation and control. Compares economic development, corruption and violence under democracy and authoritarian doctrines. Exhibits conflict theories, political change factors, and escalation of political diffusion.