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

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

In this clever and accessible book, authors Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith make the following claim: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power.

About the Author

Johnny Heller has won two prestigious Audie Awards and has earned numerous Audie nominations. He has been praised for his adult, personal development, history, comedy, and children's book narrations. Named a Best Voice of 2008 and 2009, as well as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine, Johnny has earned almost twenty Golden Earphones Awards . Two of Johnny's audiobooks have been picked by AudioFile as Best Audiobook the Year, and he has won two Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452606903
Subtitle:
Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Author:
Mesquita, Bruce Bueno de
Author:
Smith, Alastair
Author:
Bueno De Mesquita, Bruce
Author:
Heller, Johnny
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20120319
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.6 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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"Synopsis" by , In this clever and accessible book, authors Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith make the following claim: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power.

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