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Dr. Michael Aleprete's Edited Volume Re-issued by Lexington Press

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Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dr. Michael Aleprete's edited volume, International Dimensions of Authoritarian Persistence: Lessons from Post-Soviet States, has just been re-issued in paperback by Lexington Press. The volume co-edited by Aleprete and Rachel Vanderhill, professor of government at Wofford College, was originally published in 2012.

“This edited collection focuses on a significant and timely, yet largely neglected, topic—the role of international factors in explaining authoritarian persistence," writes Dr. Nicole J. Jackson, associate professor with the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University. "While focusing on former Soviet states, it is a “must read” for students and experts seeking to understand the relationship between authoritarianism and globalization.” 

The volume offers readers a collection of essays that cover a variety of countries in the region with special attention being paid to the Russian Federation since it is both a member of the region and an external actor influencing the political development of its neighbors. Each selection in this volume explores how international factors interact with domestic conditions to explain the persistence of authoritarian regimes.

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Aleprete, who joined the Westminster faculty in 2007, earned an undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information, contact Aleprete at or 724-946-7254.