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China’s New Silk Road

Autocracy Promotion in the New Asian Order?

Octavia Bryant and Mark Chou

, further shunning democracy in the process and precipitating what is known as a reverse-wave of democratization. Indeed, there are scholars like Edward Friedman (2009: 7 ) for example who believe that many democracies have long felt it necessary to “become

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Central and Eastern Europe

The Rise of Autocracy and Democratic Resilience

Petra Guasti

-ich-vsetkych-uzavretie-romskych-osad-do-karanteny-bolo-zufalo-nedomyslene/ References Bermeo , N. 2016 . On Democratic Backsliding . Journal of Democracy 27 ( 1 ): 5 – 19 . 10.1353/jod.2016.0012 Bogaards , M. 2018 . De-democratization in Hungary: Diffusely Defective Democracy . Democratization 25 ( 8 ): 1481

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Digitally Dismantling Asian Authoritarianism

Activist Reflections from the #MilkTeaAlliance

Adam K. Dedman and Autumn Lai

—by political observers as an inspirational case of rare democratization in Southeast Asia ( LoGerfo and King 1996 ), Thailand's military has systematically eroded civil liberties and consolidated dictatorship over the past fifteen years. After staging

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Modern Revolutions and Beyond

An Interview with John Dunn

Benjamin Abrams and John Dunn

on this. JD: Well, I think that what I call “The Epoch of Revolution” was an epoch in which the hope was that the effect of regime collapse would be very profoundly and very durably democratizing. The horizon of aspiration of revolution and

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Digital Conceptual History and the Emergence of a Globalized Climate Imaginary

Michael Boyden, Ali Basirat, and Karl Berglund

democratization: After unprecented numbers of the lower strata consciously entered the speech community of those using political language, the significance of its terms expanded correspondingly. The number of readers increased, as did that of the writers and

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Class, values, and revolutions in the Russia-Ukraine war

A response to Chris Hann

Volodymyr Ishchenko

advancements of recent decades, including, for example, modernist theories of nationalism, the critiques of neoliberal democratization and modernization paradigms, Marxist theories of imperialism and dependency, and world-systems analysis. We are witnessing a

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Conceptualizing Difference

The Normative Core of Democracy

Norma Osterberg-Kaufmann, Toralf Stark, and Christoph Mohamad-Klotzbach

be connected to debates in democratic theory in the following aspects. First, a link can be established to the debate on democratic innovations, concerning the (re)democratization of (liberal) democracy. Second, the disentanglement from certain

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Opportunity in the Crisis of Democracy

Jean-Paul Gagnon and George Vasilev

action to address the very deficiencies crippling existing democratic practice. In today’s world, such deficiencies include citizen disengagement, de-democratization and regression toward authoritarianism, far right populism, accountability deficits among

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Democratic Theory When Democracy Is Fugitive

Ali Aslam, David McIvor, and Joel Alden Schlosser

participation into virtues of “loyalty, obedience, and law-abidingness” (1994a: 13). For Wolin, then, the democratization already assumed by theorists of democracy's decline was little more than the organized process by which the “labor, wealth, and psyches of

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Democratic Theory and the Empirical Study of Popular Vote Processes

Spencer McKay

that the adoption of popular vote processes across Europe is motivated largely by strategic considerations of political elites, rather than by a concern for democratization. As a result, the design of referendums is more likely to reflect than disrupt