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
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.