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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). Website.

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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; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 08:54
Last Modified: 18 May 2020 23:21

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