Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy

Authoritarianism Goes Global The Challenge to Democracy Over the past decade illiberal powers have become emboldened and gained influence within the global arena Leading authoritarian countries including China Iran Russia Saudi Arabia and Venezuela ha

  • Title: Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy
  • Author: Larry Diamond Marc F Plattner Christopher Walker
  • ISBN: 9781421419978
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • Over the past decade, illiberal powers have become emboldened and gained influence within the global arena Leading authoritarian countries including China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela have developed new tools and strategies to contain the spread of democracy and challenge the liberal international political order Meanwhile, the advanced democracies have rOver the past decade, illiberal powers have become emboldened and gained influence within the global arena Leading authoritarian countries including China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela have developed new tools and strategies to contain the spread of democracy and challenge the liberal international political order Meanwhile, the advanced democracies have retreated, failing to respond to the threat posed by the authoritarians.As undemocratic regimes become assertive, they are working together to repress civil society while tightening their grip on cyberspace and expanding their reach in international media These political changes have fostered the emergence of new counternorms such as the authoritarian subversion of credible election monitoring that threaten to further erode the global standing of liberal democracy.In Authoritarianism Goes Global, a distinguished group of contributors present fresh insights on the complicated issues surrounding the authoritarian resurgence and the implications of these systemic shifts for the international order This collection of essays is critical for advancing our understanding of the emerging challenges to democratic development.Contributors Anne Applebaum, Anne Marie Brady, Alexander Cooley, Javier Corrales, Ron Deibert, Larry Diamond, Patrick Merloe, Abbas Milani, Andrew Nathan, Marc F Plattner, Peter Pomerantsev, Douglas Rutzen, Lilia Shevtsova, Alex Vatanka, Christopher Walker, and Frederic Wehrey

    One thought on “Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy”

    1. I am not a fan of nature. Most of human history has been a struggle to escape nature. That is why I can safely say authoritarian is the most natural form of government and the most stable given human nature. It is the state that things ultimately default or decay to. I detest it and I value a free society but these take work to sustain and are unnatural. It is natural for people to live under tyranny it is avoidable but it the way of things to tend towards that. Not surprisingly we are seeing it [...]

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