Keeping the Democratic Façade: Contemporary Autocratization as a Game of Deception

  title={Keeping the Democratic Façade: Contemporary Autocratization as a Game of Deception},
  author={Anna L{\"u}hrmann and Staffan I. Lindberg},
  journal={V-Dem Institute Working Paper Series},
For helpful comments, we thank Scott Gates, Kyle Marquardt, Jan Teorell, and participants of the APSA General Conference (8/2017), the V-Dem Research conference (5/2018) the post-doctoral working group at the University of Gothenburg and the HU/Princeton workshop on constitutionalism, dissent and resistance (6/2018), where earlier versions of this paper were discussed. In particular, we are grateful to Rick Morgen who helped to better operationalize our idea of autocratization episodes. We also… Expand
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