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The Dictator's Handbook - Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

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Description:

For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest"-or even their subjects-unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alastair Smith, Johnny Heller

Length:

11h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

44:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

47:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

57:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

59:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

41:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

59:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:09