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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 UK (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.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 11:29
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 23:23

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