The Dictator s Handbook

As featured on the viral video Rules for Rulers, which has been viewed over 3 million times. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith's canonical book on political science turned conventional wisdom on its head.

Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610390458

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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A groundbreaking new theory of the real rules of politics: leaders do whatever keeps them in power, regardless of the national interest. As featured on the viral video Rules for Rulers, which has been viewed over 3 million times. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith's canonical book on political science turned conventional wisdom on its head. They started from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest"-or even their subjects-unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that democracy is essentially just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.

Dictator s Handbook

Beautifully illustrated by a professional artist, the text is funny and deadly serious. This is truly a practical manual for the aspiring tyrant.

Author: Randall Wood

Publisher: Randall Wood

ISBN: 0615652425

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Ever wonder if the world's tyrants are all using the same instruction manual? They are: here it is. From getting to power to dividing your enemies, suppressing revolution, stealing elections, and making your fortune, this 320 page volume shows you how the pros have been doing it for centuries. Fully factual, with a complete bibliography and footnotes, the Dictator's Handbook gives you a road map to tyranny, step by step. Beautifully illustrated by a professional artist, the text is funny and deadly serious. This is truly a practical manual for the aspiring tyrant.

The Dictator s Handbook

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ISBN: 9789971918002

Category: Dictation (Office practice)

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Notes on Bruce Bueno de Mesquita s et al The Dictator s Handbook by Instaread

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Publisher: Instaread

ISBN: 1683786939

Category: Study Aids

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Interpretive Social Science

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith, The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad
Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics(New York: Public Affairs, 2011) xxiii,
xxiv. Bueno de Mesquita and Smith, Dictator's Handbook, xxii; see also: ix, xix,
113 ...

Author: Mark Bevir

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019883294X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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In this book Mark Bevir and Jason Blakely set out to make the most comprehensive case yet for an 'interpretive' or hermeneutic approach to the social sciences. Interpretive approaches are a major growth area in the social sciences today. This is because they offer a full-blown alternative to the behavioralism, institutionalism, rational choice, and other quasi-scientific approaches that dominate the study of human behavior. In addition to presenting a systematic case for interpretivism and a critique of scientism, Bevir and Blakely also propose their own uniquely 'anti-naturalist 'notion of an interpretive approach. This anti-naturalist framework encompasses the insights of philosophers ranging from Michel Foucault and Hans-Georg Gadamer to Charles Taylor and Ludwig Wittgenstein, while also resolving dilemmas that have plagued rival philosophical defenses of interpretivism. In addition, working social scientists are given detailed discussions of a distinctly interpretive approach to methods and empirical research. The book draws on the latest social science to cover everything from concept formation and empirical inquiry to ethics, democratic theory, and public policy. An anti-naturalist approach to interpretive social science offers nothing short of a sweeping paradigm shift in the study of human beings and society. This book will be of interest to all who seek a humanistic alternative to the scientism that overwhelms the study of human beings today.

We Built Reality

James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, The Calculus of Consent (Ann Arbor:
University of Michigan Press, 1965), 295; see also: xvii, 28–29, 294–296. Bruce
Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith, The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad
Behavior ...

Author: Jason Blakely

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190087374

Category: History

Page: 184

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"Popular culture is saturated with claims to a science of human life. Demographics are said to predict how you'll vote; chemicals in your brain who you'll date; game-like scenarios how you'll spend your money; and genes what you'll think. This book explores this flood of scientism as it has spread in the last fifty years into almost all facets of daily existence. You'll discover how popular pseudoscience has radically changed the world we live in-in spheres as different as dating, economics, politics, and artificial intelligence. The abuse of popular scientific authority has had catastrophic consequences, contributing to the 2008 financial crisis; the failure to predict the rise of Donald Trump; increased tensions between poor communities and the police; and the side lining of non-scientific forms of knowledge and wisdom. But you also will learn a way out of the superstition and ideology of scientism. This book introduces readers to a movement called the "hermeneutic" or interpretive approach that promises to free ordinary people from the tyranny of pseudoscience. An interpretive approach to human life offers a way to become a better reader of both the many claims to science around you as well as the cultural spaces you inhabit and help create"--

وقد ذكرتُ في هذا الكتاب أربعين دليلاً من مُحكم القُرآن الكَريم على كُفرِ أي نظامٍ أو حُكومةٍ أو سُلطةٍ تَشريعية تُشرع للناس بغير ما ...

Author: الشيخ ابن مقصد العبدلي

Publisher: Global Publishing Online

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 361

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إن شريعة الله تعالى وأحكامها شرعها الله لإقامة العدل المطلق وإحقاق الحق ورعاية مصالح العباد وهداية الناس وسموهم في دنيا البلاد. .واسباغ عليهم النعم واكرامهم يوم المعاد.

Carleton s Household Encylopaedia and Handbook of General Information

Who were the Dictators ? - A dictator was a magistrate appointed in extreme
emergencies to exercise supreme rule for a period of six months ; in fact ,
dictators were temporary despots . 39 . What was the practice of candidates for
office ?

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 499

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Handbook of the River Plate

The Jesuits were banished in 1763 , and recalled by Rosas in 1835 ; but again
banished , for refusing to allow the Dictator's picture to be hung up in their church
. They were allowed to return in 1862 , and have some excellent colleges 244 ...

Author: Michael George Mulhall

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Category: Argentina

Page: 732

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Handbook to Bristol and the Neighbourhood

The burghers rebelled , first against the dictators , and next against the weak king
who supported them , built a “ wall of defence " between themselves and the
Castle , elected corporate officials satisfactory to themselves , collected and ...

Author: Bertram Mitford H. Rogers

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Category: Bristol (England)

Page: 237

View: 711


Handbook of the River Plate Comprising the Argentine Republic Uruguay and Paraguay

The Jesuits were banished in 1763 , and recalled by Rosas in 1835 ; but again
banished , for refusing to allow the Dictator's picture to be hung up in their church
. They were allowed . . to return in 1862 , and have some 244 The Argentine ...

Author: Michael George Mulhall

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Category: Argentina

Page: 732

View: 779


The Medical Transcriptionist s Handbook

Do not edit dictation if the editing changes would alter the dictator's meaning or
style . Examples : Dictation : “ Chest and lungs clear . No obvious changes since
last exam . Will see patient back two days postop . " Transcription : [ Same . ) ...

Author: Rachelle S. Blake

Publisher: Thomson South-Western

ISBN: 9780538706773

Category: Medical transcription

Page: 282

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Historic and Monumental Rome a Handbook for the Students of Classical and Christian Antiquity in the Italian Capital by Charles Isidore Hemans

That fane was not dedicated till fifteen years afterwards , by the Dictator's son ;
and was twice restored , or rebuilt ; first by Tiberius during the lifetime of Augustus
, again by Domitian . According to the poetic legend , the Divine Twins charged ...

Author: Charles Isidore Hemans

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Page: 734

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The Student s Handbook of Modern History from the Commencement of the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day With a Sketch of the French Revolution by Henry Lord Brougham

their ible in those dismal times , when hundreds of victims had fallen a sacrifice to
the dictator's thirst of power and dread of resistance , the kindlier nature of
Danton , long outraged by such dreadful scenes , revolted ; and Camille entirely ...

Author: Samuel NEIL

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Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich in American Magazines 1923 1939

The New Republic noted “ the dictators ' handbook recommends a foreign war
when things get as critical ” as Germany ' s distress . 4 Yet , internationally , Hitler
seemed to be on the defensive . The Spanish Civil War had placed him “ in a ...

Author: Michael Zalampas

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724627

Category: History

Page: 266

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The purpose of this study is to reconstruct the images of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich available to the American general magazine reader from the initial references to him in March, 1923, until his attack on Poland in September, 1939. It is not an analysis of the magazines themselves.

Handbook of Ancient Geography and History by Wilhelm Pu tz Principal Turor at the Gymnasium of Du ren

Meanwhile a conspiracy to assassinate Cæsar was organized by sixty Optimates
, partly adherents of Pompey , and partly disappointed followers of the Dictator ;
with the prætors C. Cassius and M. Brutus at their head . At a meeting of the ...

Author: Wilhelm Pütz

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Page: 398

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The Real Estate Office Secretary s Handbook

Our dictaphone typists always use this form unless the dictator instructs otherwise
. The dictator is at liberty to alter the form if a change is essential for business
reasons. In the reference line we type the department's reference number and the
 ...

Author: Lillian Doris

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Category: Office practice

Page: 430

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The New World Secretarial Handbook

If the dictator makes many changes , the secretary should take the dictation in the
left - hand column of the notebook and make the corrections or insertions in the
right - hand column on the line where the correction or insertion is to take place .

Author: Jeanette L. Bely

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780529050892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 237

Describes office procedures and techniques and provides information about business law, insurance, and taxes as well as reviewing the essentials of grammar and usage

A Handbook of Personal Growth Activities for Classroom Use

Instructions before the building period begins : " For groups A and B these are
dictatorships : Numbers A - 4 , 5 , 6 , and 7 and B - 4 , 5 , 6 , and 7 have become
workers ; numbers A - 1 and B - 1 have become dictators , and A - 2 and 3 and B -
2 ...

Author: Robert C. Hawley

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Category: Maturation (Psychology)

Page: 120

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