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Electoral Responsiveness in Closed Autocracies: Evidence from Petitions in the former German Democratic Republic.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): American Political Science Review. Aug2022, Vol. 116 Issue 3, p827-842. 16p.

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Abstract: Contested elections are usually seen as precondition for constituent responsiveness. By contrast, I show that even uncontested elections can create incentives for autocratic regimes to address citizen demands. I propose that closed autocracies engage i...

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Why Democracies Survive.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Journal of Democracy. Oct2022, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p133-149. 17p.

Abstract: Experts worry that de facto single-person regimes in previous multiparty states (Russia, Turkey, Venezuela) and norm-defiance in existing democracies (Brazil, Hungary, the United States) signal a coming authoritarian age. Without examining the broader ...

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The Life of the Last Visconti: A Study in Tyranny?

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Source(s): Renaissance Quarterly. Sep2022, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p753-795. 43p. 2 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph.

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Abstract: This article questions the traditional reading of Pier Candido Decembrio's "Life of Filippo Maria Visconti" (1447) as a tyrant narrative, a reading first proposed by Jacob Burckhardt and highly influential ever since. An examination of the Milanese con...

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State of the world 2021: autocratization changing its nature?

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Democratization. Sep2022, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p983-1013. 31p.

Abstract: This article analyses the state of democracy around the world in 2021. The level of democracy enjoyed by the average global citizen in 2021 was down to 1989 levels. In 2021, autocracies were on the rise, harbouring 70% of the world population, or 5.4 b...

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Why is party-based autocracy more durable? Examining the role of elite institutions and mass organization.

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Source(s): Democratization. Sep2022, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p1014-1034. 21p.

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Abstract: A number of studies show that autocracies with ruling parties are more long-lived than those without. Much of the literature attributes this to party institutionalization at the elite- level, which is said to reduce elite schisms. Others point to the a...

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Camus and Rousseau: freedom, justice and 'the despotism of the general will'.

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Source(s): History of European Ideas. Jul2022, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p614-633. 20p.

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Abstract: Despite being generally recognised as Camus' most important philosophical essay, L'Homme révolté (1951;trans. The Rebel, 1953/1954, rev.1956) is rather neglected in the scholarship and enjoys a limited readership, especially among Anglophone critics an...

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Human rights in post-Independent India: the great enduring myth.

Publication Type: Academic Journal

Source(s): Round Table. Jun2022, Vol. 111 Issue 3, p333-348. 16p.

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Abstract: According to the Swedish policy institute V-Dem, India, the world's largest democracy, has 'turned into an electoral autocracy'. This paper illuminates the links between human rights and democracy. It outlines the evolution of constitutionally guarante...

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Can the Global “Autocratic Tsunami” Be Stopped?

Publication Type: Periodical

Source(s): New Republic; May2022, Vol. 253 Issue 5, p12-16, 5p, 2 Color Photographs

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Abstract: The article assesses the possibility of ending global autocracy as liberal democracies continue to diminish in countries. Topics discussed are shift of the New Democratic age toward capitalist democracy, the war in Ukraine unleased by Russian President...

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To Intervene or Not to Intervene? Democratic Constraints on Third-Party Support in Civil Wars.

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Source(s): Government & Opposition. Jan2022, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p126-147. 22p.

Abstract: Do democracies and autocracies differ when it comes to whether and how they provide third-party support to warring parties in civil wars? We argue that the political institutions of potential third-party states have important consequences for both ques...

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Exporting the Chavista Model: The Venezuelan Case for Autocracy Promotion in the Region.

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Source(s): Bulletin of Latin American Research. Jan2022, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p123-140. 18p.

Abstract: President Hugo Chávez strove to change the socio‐political and economic system of his country, Venezuela. His revolutionary mission implied a strong regional projection and was intended to disseminate his transformative project in the wider region. Thi...

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