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date: 17 December 2017

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The foreign policy of autocratic regimes reflects the research interest in the international behavior and decision making of domestic actors in nondemocratic regimes. The regime type (its nature, structure, leadership constellation, legitimation strategies, relation between leadership and public) thus is presumed to have explanatory power for the foreign policy actions and decisions of autocratic actors.

Keywords: autocracy, totalitarianism, regime type, foreign policy, liberal turn, democratic peace theory, domestic structure approach, autocracy promotion

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