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dc.contributor.authorMorgenbesser, Lee
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-17T02:41:15Z
dc.date.available2017-08-17T02:41:15Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1351-0347
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13510347.2017.1289178
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/344354
dc.description.abstractAuthoritarian regime datasets are an important tool for research in both comparative politics and international relations. Despite widespread use of these categorization schemes, very little attention has been paid to the quality of the judgements contained within them. Using the unambiguous case of Cambodia, this article demonstrates how leading datasets have failed to capture the manifest features of Hun Sen’s personalist dictatorship. This is demonstrated by the unconstrained and discretionary authority he wields across six domains of control. In addition to reclassifying Cambodia as a party-personalist regime, this article raises questions about the reliability of classification judgements for more opaque authoritarian regimes. The article has implications for existing and ongoing research into whether personalist dictatorships will undergo democratization, initiate interstate war, and commit repression.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto18
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDemocratization
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleMisclassification on the Mekong: the origins of Hun Sen's personalist dictatorship
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relations
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMorgenbesser, Lee E.


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