Julia Bader | 2011

Propping up dictators? Economic cooperation from China and its impact on authoritarian persistence in party and non-party regimes

in: European Journal of Political Research, 54:4, 655-672.

This article investigates how China’s economic cooperation affects authoritarian persistence elsewhere. For the period 1998–2008, the article assesses quantitatively whether the effects of economic cooperation from China vary, conditioned by the regime type of the recipient. The analysis finds that China’s economic cooperation is associated with regime durability in party-based regimes. In non-party regimes, in contrast, it is associated with regime collapse.

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