Brooker, P (1995) Twentieth-Century Dictatorships: The Ideological One-Party States. New York: New York University Press.
Brooker, P (1997) Defiant Dictatorships: Communist and Middle Eastern Dictatorships in a Democratic Age. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan.
Brooker, P (2000) Non-Democratic Regimes: Theory, Government and Politics. New York: St. Martin's Press.
Chehabi, HE and Linz, JJ (1998) Sultanistic Regimes. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Cheibub, JA, Gandhi, J and Vreeland, JR (2010) Democracy and dictatorship revisited. Public Choice 143, 67–101.
Clapham, C (1988) Transformation and Continuity in Revolutionary Ethiopia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Colgan, JD (2013) Domestic revolutionary leaders and international conflict. World Politics 65, 656–690.
Diamond, LJ (2002) Thinking about hybrid regimes. Journal of democracy 13, 21–35.
Erlich, H (1983) The Ethiopian army and the 1974 revolution. Armed Forces and Society 9, 455–81.
Escribà-Folch, A (2013) Accountable for what? Regime types, performance, and the fate of outgoing dictators, 1946–2004. Democratization 20, 160–185.
Escribà-Folch, A and Wright, J (2015) Foreign Pressure and the Politics of Autocratic Survival. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Fitzpatrick, S (2015) On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Gandhi, J (2008) Political Institutions under Dictatorship. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Geddes, B (1999) What do we know about democratization after twenty years?. Annual Review of Political Science 2, 115–144.
Geddes, B (2003) Paradigms and Sand Castles. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press.
Geddes, B, Wright, J and Frantz, E (2014) New data set: autocratic breakdown and regime transitions. Perspectives on Politics 12, 313–331.
Geddes, B, Wright, J and Frantz, E (2018) How Dictatorships Work: Power, Personalism, and Collapse. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Goemans, HE, Gleditsch, KS and Chiozza, G (2009) Introducing archigos: a dataset of political leaders. Journal of Peace research 46, 269–283.
Hadenius, A and Teorell, J (2007) Pathways from authoritarianism. Journal of Democracy 18, 143–157.
Haile-Selassie, T (1997) The Ethiopian Revolution, 1974–1991: From a Monarchical Autocracy to a Military Oligarchy. London: Kegan Paul International.
Huntington, SP (1968) Political Order in Changing Societies. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Huntington, SP (1991) How countries democratize. Political Science Quarterly 106, 579–616.
Israel, J (1974) The red guards in historical perspective: continuity and change in the Chinese youth movement. In Cohen, LJ and Shapiro, JP (eds), Communist Systems in Comparative Perspective. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, pp. 400–426.
Janowitz, M (1960) The Professional Soldier: A Social and Political Portrait. New York: Free Press.
Karl, TL (1995) The hybrid regimes of central America. Journal of Democracy 6, 72–86.
Kenwick, M (2017) Is civilian control self-reinforcing? a measurement based analysis of civil-military relations. Working paper Available At http://bit.ly/2xsOXJ6 (Accessed 10 November 2017).
Klein, DW and Hager, LB (1974) The ninth central committee. In Cohen, LJ and Shapiro, JP (eds), Communist Systems in Comparative Perspective. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, pp. 222–243.
Levitsky, S and Way, LA (2010) Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Levitsky, S and Way, L (2013) The durability of revolutionary regimes. Journal of Democracy 24, 5–17.
Lewis, PH (1978) Salazar's ministerial elite, 1932–1968. The Journal of Politics 40, 622–647.
Linz, JJ (2000) Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes. Boulder: Lynne Reinner Publishers.
Magee, CSP and Doces, JA (2015) Reconsidering regime type and growth: lies, dictatorships, and statistics. International Studies Quarterly 59, 223–237.
Martin, AD and Quinn, KM (2002) Dynamic ideal point estimation via Markov chain Monte Carlo for the US supreme court, 1953–1999. Political Analysis 10, 134–153.
Morgenbesser, L (2017) Misclassification on the Mekong: the origins of Hun Sen's personalist dictatorship. Democratization 25, 1–18.
Nordlinger, E (1977) Soldiers in Politics: Military Coups and Governments. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
North, DC (1990) Institutions, institutional change and economic performance.
Pemstein, D, Meserve, SA and Melton, J (2010) Democratic compromise: a latent variable analysis of ten measures of regime type. Political Analysis 18, 426–449.
Ristaino, MR (1987) Chapter 10 – party and government. In Worden RL, Savada AM and Dolan R (eds), China: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, pp. 407–442. Available At http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cntoc.html (Accessed 11 August 2014).
Robinson, TW (1972) Lin Piao as an elite type. In Scalapino, RA (ed). Elites in the People's Republic of China. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, pp. 149–195.
Scalapino, RA (1972) The transition in Chinese party leadership: a comparison of the eighth and ninth central committees. In Scalapino, RA (ed). Elites in the People's Republic of China. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, pp. 67–148.
Schnakenberg, KE and Fariss, CJ (2014) Dynamic patterns of human rights practices. Political Science Research and Methods 2, 1–31.
Shinn, R-S and Worden, R (1987) Chapter 1 – historical setting. In Worden, RL, Savada, AM and Dolan, R (eds). China: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, pp. 1–58, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cntoc.html.
Song, W and Wright, J (2018) The North Korean autocracy in comparative perspective. Journal of East Asian Studies 18, 157–180.
Svolik, MW (2012) The Politics of Authoritarian Rule. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Treier, S and Jackman, S (2008) Democracy as a latent variable. American Journal of Political Science 52, 201–217.
Weber, M (1964) The Theory of Social and Economic Organization. New York: Free Press.
Weeks, JL (2008) Autocratic audience costs: regime type and signaling resolve. International Organization 62, 35–64.
Weeks, JL (2012) Strongmen and Straw Men: authoritarian regimes and the initiation of international conflict. American Political Science Review 106, 326–347.
Weeks, JLP (2014) Dictators at War and Peace. New York: Cornell University Press.
Wilson, MC (2014) A discreet critique of discrete regime type data. Comparative Political Studies 47, 689–714.
Wilson, MC and Piazza, JA (2013) Autocracies and terrorism: conditioning effects of authoritarian regime type on terrorist attacks. American Journal of Political Science 57, 941–955.
Wintrobe, R (1990) The tinpot and the totalitarian: an economic theory of dictatorship. American Political Science Review 83, 849–872.
Wright, J (2009) How foreign aid can foster democratization in authoritarian regimes. American Journal of Political Science 53, 552–571.