Inside the Global Battle for Democracy
Harvill Secker 2012
9781846556906   Product Code: 17890
It's not easy being a dictator these days. With the end of the Cold War and the rise of new media, tyrants must adapt and change if they are to survive. Drawing on first-hand testimony from both dissidents and government sources, this fascinating book explores the way authoritarian regimes in Russia, China, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia and the Middle East are seeking more subtle and sophisticated means of controlling their citizens while representing themselves as 'democracies'.