Articles by Felix Haaß

09 2021

How dictators try, but ultimately fail, to create loyal bureaucrats

Felix Haaß
Dictators depend on committed bureaucrats to stay in power. To instil loyalty, some indoctrinate through enforced military service. Alexander De Juan, Felix Haaß, and Jan Pierskalla warn that this strategy can backfire. Rather than creating truly convinced cadres, conscription can help bureaucrats get better at faking loyalty
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Felix Haaß
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oslo

Felix studies politics after war, autocracies, and international security.

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