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Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy Workshop featuring Daniel Mattingly – The Party and the Gun: Managing Civilian Leadership Challenges in China

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Daniel Mattingly, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University How do authoritarian leaders secure themselves from civilian leadership challenges? In this paper, we argue that autocrats differentiate civilian rivals by their social ties to the military. To reduce the risk of civilian coup, leaders share power by promoting civilians with military ties to posts …

Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy Workshop featuring Daniel Mattingly – The Party and the Gun: Managing Civilian Leadership Challenges in China