A third wave of autocratization is here: what is new about it?

  title={A third wave of autocratization is here: what is new about it?},
  author={Anna L{\"u}hrmann and Staffan I. Lindberg},
  pages={1095 - 1113}
ABSTRACT Less than 30 years after Fukuyama and others declared liberal democracy’s eternal dominance, a third wave of autocratization is manifest. Gradual declines of democratic regime attributes characterize contemporary autocratization. Yet, we lack the appropriate conceptual and empirical tools to diagnose and compare such elusive processes. Addressing that gap, this article provides the first comprehensive empirical overview of all autocratization episodes from 1900 to today based on data… Expand
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