Communicating authoritarian elite cohesion

Andreas Paul Schedler, Bert Hoffmann

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In this paper, we develop a theoretical framework to analyse the communicative imperatives authoritarian regimes face as a consequence of their self-inflicted opacities. The most important facts about the actors and factors that sustain authoritarian rule are unobservable. To demonstrate their power, authoritarian rulers have to render them visible. They have to dramatize their power and present on the front stage what they want people to know about the backstage of authoritarian politics. We conceptualize the communicative strategies of authoritarian rulers with a focus on the primary existential threats they face: the lateral threats that emanate from within the authoritarian elite. We illustrate dictators’ communicative repertoire with empirical material from communist Cuba from 2006 to 2011, during the critical juncture of leadership transition from Fidel Castro to his brother Raúl.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)93-117
Número de páginas25
PublicaciónDemocratization
Volumen23
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2016

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Schedler, Andreas Paul ; Hoffmann, Bert. / Communicating authoritarian elite cohesion. En: Democratization. 2016 ; Vol. 23, N.º 1. pp. 93-117.
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Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a una revistaArtículo

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