Erica Frantz

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Erica Frantz is currently an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Michigan State University. From 2011 to 2015, I was an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. Prior to this, I worked as an analyst at IPS. I received my PhD from UCLA's Political Science Department in 2008. I study authoritarian politics, with a focus on democratization, conflict, and development. I am also interested in the security and policy implications of autocratic rule.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:00 0

When dictators seize power, they must decide how to deal with pre-existing political parties. Some dictators opt to repress all parties, as General Augusto Pinochet did in Chile 1973-1990. Others...