What do we know about leader exile?

(I'm not saying, I'm just asking)

...his 2017 @The_JOP paper with Abel Escribà-Folch...

A key finding of this work is that, post Cold War, leaders "culpable" for committing mass atrocities have a hard time finding another country willing to grant asylum (see the negative coefficient with stars in the below regression table from the @AJPS_Editor paper)
Returning to the results table, notice something else: being involved in "Revolutionary Activity" -- meaning attempts to change the ruling regime through irregular means -- makes it more likely that a leader will be able to successfully seek asylum.
In sum, leaders who wield the blunt instrument of state violence to commit "crimes against humanity" find it hard to gain asylum.

But leaders who try legal machinations are better at finding a "out" from their troubles via asylum.
Sticking with International Law for a moment, can't leave out "Extradition Treaties". Turns out, not a lot of work on extraditions, but a great working paper by @ProfEdmondsPoli & @shirktwit was presented at the latest @APSAtweets conference in September!
So keep the following in mind:

-- leaders who seek "irregular legal means" of staying in office can, if that doesn't work out, successfully go into exile.

-- leaders culpable for fomenting (or authorizing) mass violence at home have few "takers" abroad.

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