The State as Purpose, the State as Property: National and Private Interests in the Foreign Policies of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan
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This doctoral dissertation discusses the willingness of political leaders in illiberal democracies to put national interests before private and factional interests in their foreign policy. Thus, the dissertation examines one variety of a fundamental question underlying much of political science: What do politicians want? Are they in office to pursue private and/or factional interests, or are they in office to enhance national interests?
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