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Alastair Smith is a professor of politics at New York University.

His books include: The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics (co-authored with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, 2011); Punishing the Prince(co-authored with Fiona McGillivray, 2008); Election Timing (2004); and The Logic of Political Survival (co-authored with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Randolph M. Siverson, and James D. Morrow, 2003).

Last Updated: November 8, 2018