Oxford University Press has published a book by former Visiting Fellow Graeme Gill (fall 2018), professor emeritus of government and public administration at the University of Sydney (Australia). Bridling Dictators: Rules and Authoritarian Politics was researched in part during his time at Kellogg.
The book argues that, rather than being characterized by permanent insecurity, fear, and arbitrariness, the leadership of dictators is actually governed by a series of rules. The rules are identified and their operation is shown in a range of different types of authoritarian regime, explained in the examples of ten different countries across five different regime types. Through close analysis of the way leadership functions in these different countries, the book shows how the rules have worked in different institutional settings.