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March 21, 2022

🌊 Change is possible in Hungary

Andrew Richard Ryder
Since 2010, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has carried through measures that have undermined the rule of law, with no prospect for changing this trajectory. However, argues Andrew Richard Ryder, current events present opportunities for a return to democratic values in Hungary
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March 4, 2022

🌊 Autocratisation: the key to capturing today's democratic difficulties

João Alípio Correa
The concept of 'illiberal democracy' is well-founded, but João Alípio Correa argues that it fails to convey what is happening in regimes described as such. To gain a more incisive understanding of the current deterioration in democratic regimes, he proposes the umbrella definition 'autocratisation'
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February 22, 2022

🌊 The authoritarian consolidation attempt in Turkey

Görkem Altınörs
Görkem Altınörs and Ümit Akçay analyse the political economy of regime change in Turkey. The AKP's 'authoritarian fix' strategy was a response to multiple crises in the 2010s. Now, it has led to an attempt at authoritarian consolidation
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February 9, 2022

🌊 Undermining democracy in Southeast Europe

Damir Kapidžić
Illiberal politics are a way to understand the process by which ruling elites (mis)use democratic institutions of the state to create an electoral advantage for themselves with the aim to remain in power indefinitely. With a focus on Southeast Europe, Damir Kapidžić explains the concept's roots in institutional legacies of past regimes
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October 20, 2021

🌊 Civil society organisations under pressure in the world’s biggest democracy

Soumi Banerjee
Soumi Banerjee and Rishi Jha argue that the rising wave of illiberalism is causing a shift in state-civil society relationships around the world. In contemporary India, the government often targets NGOs, resulting in the partial or complete seizure of operations
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September 7, 2021

🌊 Despite illiberal challenges, the golden age of democracy is now

Lea Heyne
rather than the exception, writes Lea Heyne. The world is moving in a direction of more democracy, not less
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August 27, 2021

🌊 Harnessing illiberalism’s analytical leverage

Julian G. Waller
Some contemporary political developments take inspiration from fascism. But analogies between modern anti-liberal reaction and earlier totalitarian ideologies tend to obscure more than they enlighten. The concept of illiberalism allows us to make cross-national, ideational comparisons – especially transhistorical ones, writes Julian G. Waller
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August 24, 2021

🌊 Citizens pay the highest price for illiberal governments

Akudo McGee
Escalating rule of law crises in Poland and Hungary have led to calls for their expulsion from the European Union. Yet, argues Akudo McGee, such calls overlook the fact that the true losers of Polexit or Hungexit won’t be unruly governments
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August 22, 2021

🌊 The new leader of the Finns Party reinforces an illiberal turn

Emilia Palonen
The Finns Party elected a new leader this weekend. The baton passed from Jussi Halla-aho to his radical right-hand woman Riikka Purra. This, writes Emilia Palonen, is a move that consolidates the Finns as a party of illiberal right-wingers
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August 6, 2021

🌊 Back to the future: illiberal democracy feeds on fascist ghosts

Luca Manucci
Luca Manucci, in a panoramic survey of the rise of illiberalism in our times, argues that this trend is feeding on authoritarian historical legacies and memories which are being rewritten before our eyes. It is an exercise all democrats should challenge, and resist
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