20th Century Dictators: Historiography – Why do dicators emerge?

Historiography – Why do dictators emerge?
This activity encourages students to investigate the theories of six different historians (Marx, Davies, Huntington, Gurr, Tilly, Skocpol) whom have formulated theories regarding the causes for the rise of dictators. These theories are compared, contrasted and linked: structuralists are separated from intentionalists. Finally, students consider which of the dictators most effectively illustrate each of these different theories.