Articles by Petra Alderman

October 26, 2023

♟️ Why it matters how we talk about the 'global' autocratisation trend

Petra Alderman
Licia Cianetti and Petra Alderman critique the trend for claiming that a 'global' autocratisation is sweeping the world. It is, they argue, not a homogenous process, but many processes that look differently across time and space. Just as we need to better differentiate autocracies, so we also need better language to reflect these differences in autocratisation
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Petra Alderman
Research Fellow, Centre for Elections, Democracy, Accountability and Representation (CEDAR) / Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Leadership for Inclusive and Democratic Politics, International Development Department, University of Birmingham

Petra is a comparative political scientist interested in the rise, fall and maintenance of political regimes.

She has studied this topic in the context of elections and electoral management, authoritarian legitimation, and nation branding.

Petra is founder and managing editor of CEDAR’s People, Power, Politics podcast.

Her academic work has appeared in, among others, Politics, Geopolitics, and the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs.

She tweets @PetraAlderman

Branding Authoritarian Nations Political Legitimation and Strategic National Myths in Military-Ruled Thailand By Petra Alderman

Branding Authoritarian Nations: Political Legitimation and Strategic National Myths in Military-Ruled Thailand
Routledge, 2023

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