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The Political Science and Political Psychology of Dictators, Dictatorships, and Authoritarian Regimes


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In this interview with IBPP Editor, Dr. Richard Bloom, Dr. Natasha Linstaedt discusses the psychology of dictators, dictatorships, mass followership in authoritarian regimes, present and future status and trends of applied research.

Guest Biography

Dr. Natasha Linstaedt is a noted member of the faculty of the Department of Government at the University of Essex, UK. She is the Director of Education, Athena Swain Coordinator, and Project Co-ordinator.

Her teaching interests include: International Relations and Comparative Politics, with specific interest in Development, Middle East Politics, African Politics and Latin American Politics. She has taught MA and undergraduate courses at the University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit (VU), California State University (Long Beach), Ventura College and the College of the Canyons. She has also served as a visiting scholar at Texas A&M and has served as the Coordinator UNISCA for the University of Amsterdam, the largest Model UN conference in the Netherlands.