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    The demand for military expenditure in authoritarian regimes

    Bove, V. and Brauner, Jennifer (2016) The demand for military expenditure in authoritarian regimes. Defence and Peace Economics 27 (5), pp. 609-625. ISSN 1024-2694.

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    Abstract

    This paper examines whether there are systematic differences in military spending between different types of autocratic regimes. We view military expenditure as an instrument a dictator can exploit in order to stay in power. How he utilises this instrument depends on the institutional set-up of his regime. We distinguish between military regimes, single party states and personalist regimes, and predict that military regimes should have the highest, whereas personalist dictatorships should have the lowest level of military spending. Using panel data on 64 dictatorships from 1960 to 2000, we find empirical evidence that our hypotheses are not rejected.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Military expenditure, Authoritarian regimes, Institutions, Political economy
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 12:12
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 11:59
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10876

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