Over the past decade, illiberal powers have become
emboldened and gained influence within the global arena. Leading
authoritarian countries—including China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and
Venezuela—have developed new tools and strategies to contain the spread
of democracy and challenge the liberal international political order.
Meanwhile, the advanced democracies have retreated, failing to respond
to the threat posed by the authoritarians.
regimes become more assertive, they are working together to repress
civil society while tightening their grip on cyberspace and expanding
their reach in international media. These political changes have
fostered the emergence of new counternorms—such as the authoritarian
subversion of credible election monitoring—that threaten to further
erode the global standing of liberal democracy.
In Authoritarianism Goes Global,
a distinguished group of contributors present fresh insights on the
complicated issues surrounding the authoritarian resurgence and the
implications of these systemic shifts for the international order. This
collection of essays is critical for advancing our understanding of the
emerging challenges to democratic development.
Applebaum, Anne-Marie Brady, Alexander Cooley, Javier Corrales, Ron
Deibert, Larry Diamond, Patrick Merloe, Abbas Milani, Andrew Nathan,
Marc F. Plattner, Peter Pomerantsev, Douglas Rutzen, Lilia Shevtsova,
Alex Vatanka, Christopher Walker, and Frederic Wehrey
Boktitel: The Challenge to Democracy. The Challenge to Democracy
Etiketter: Nya böcker