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When authoritarian leaders start feeling insecure, nobody wins

Dresden, Jennifer Raymond (2016) When authoritarian leaders start feeling insecure, nobody wins. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Oct 2016). Blog Entry.

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Some authoritarian regimes like Belarus and Zimbabwe enjoy a semblance of democracy, holding regular elections, but skew political life in favour of the incumbent. Occasionally these countries become more democratic. In other cases, writes Jennifer Raymond Dresden, they succumb to authoritarian backsliding – when the incumbent consolidates power. Between 1993 and 2004, this happened around six times a year. She looks at how, when and why these leaders take further steps to crush the opposition and media criticism.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Democratic Audit UK © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 08:54
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:39

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