Europe's Last Dictatorship: The Roots and Perspectives of Authoritarianism in ‘White Russia’

  title={Europe's Last Dictatorship: The Roots and Perspectives of Authoritarianism in ‘White Russia’},
  author={D. Marples},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={895 - 908}
  • D. Marples
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Europe-Asia Studies
THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS REMAINS one of the lesser known of the former Soviet republics' and is perceived increasingly as an anomaly among European states: a throwback to Soviet times run by a president who has amended the constitution in three state-engineered referendums (1995, 1996 and 2004) that have ostensibly guaranteed him a lifetime presidency.2 He is shunned by the world's democratic powers; indeed, a former US ambassador referred to the country as 'the Cuba of Europe'3 and to President… Expand
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