Conceptions of authoritarianism have broadened to include all nondemocratic rule. Unnoticeably in that process, the role of religion and religious institutions has declined. Political and religious authority interact and overlap. Nathan Brown argues that rediscovering how they do so will help us refine our understanding of autocracy Read more
Throughout 2023 Tunisia's immigration policies have made headlines, with authoritarian President Saied‚Äôs xenophobic speech, a new EU-Tunisia migration deal, and repeated protests condemning violence against Black migrants. But authoritarianism doesn‚Äôt inevitably result in increased migrant rights violations. Nor, however, does democratisation guarantee improved rights, as Katharina Natter shows Read more
Aili Mari Tripp
Autocratising governments in countries from Hungary to Turkey and Russia are eroding women‚Äôs rights. While this is indeed a worrying trend, Aili Mari Tripp argues we must consider that autocratisation looks different depending on a country‚Äôs historical legacies and geopolitical situation. This influences the types of women‚Äôs rights a regime might seek to undo Read more
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