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AOPSSS #18 “Keep Your Enemies Close: Why Do Dictators Purge or Retain Disloyal Elites?”

In our eighteenth AOPSSS session, Ed Goldring (HKUST) presented his new theory on what drives elite purges in dictatorships. Andrew Boutton (UCF), Stan Hok-Wui Wong (HKPU), and JunHyeok Jang (UC, Merced) offered helpful remarks about theory and how to think about the qualitative case comparison at the hear of the paper. contextualize the case. Looking forward to seeing the next version of this paper!

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