- List Price: $58.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
- Publish date: 05/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780801856938
- ISBN10: 0801856930
In this volume H. E. Chehabi and Juan J. Linz bring together a distinguished group of contributors to examine such regimes in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. The authors begin by identifying common characteristics of sultanistic regimes, comparing them to totalitarian and authoritarian forms of government and tracing common patterns for these regimes' genesis and demise. They also explore their political economy and the circumstances under which they may fall victim to revolution. They then offer country studies that test the model developed in the first part of the book against the real-life experiences of governments in six nations.
Contributors include Jorge I. Dominguez on the Batista regime in Cuba; Jonathan Hartlyn on the emergence, evolution, and aftermath of the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic; Homa Katouzian on sultanism and arbitrary government in Pahlavi Iran, John A. Booth on Somocista Nicaragua; Mark R. Thompson on Ferdinand Marcos and the sultanization of Philippinepolitics; and David Nicholls on the Duvalier regime in Haiti.