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It’s distasteful – but giving a despot an easy way out can stop further bloodshed

Klaas, Brian (2016) It’s distasteful – but giving a despot an easy way out can stop further bloodshed. Democratic Audit UK (28 Oct 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In this exclusive extract from Brian Klaas’ new book, The Despot’s Accomplice, he argues that – however distasteful it may be to the principle of justice – offering despots a way out can prevent further bloodshed. This is because they frequently know they have nothing to lose by fighting to the death. Furthermore, research shows that countries which punish ex-leaders are more likely to fail to transition to democracy successfully.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 11:10
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80540

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