Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics

September 28, 2011

Hour 1: How do some political leaders manage to hang on to power for decades, winning election after election in so-called democratic countries around the world? We’ll talk this hour with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita [1], Director of the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy at New York University and co-author of the new book “The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics” (Public Affairs, 2011).

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[1] Bruce Bueno de Mesquita: http://politics.as.nyu.edu/object/brucebuenodemesquita

[2] Download: http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/140892719/KERA_140892719.mp3

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