State of the world 2019: autocratization surges – resistance grows

@article{Maerz2020StateOT,
  title={State of the world 2019: autocratization surges – resistance grows},
  author={Seraphine F. Maerz and Anna L{\"u}hrmann and Sebastian Hellmeier and Sandra Grahn and Staffan I. Lindberg},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2020},
  volume={27},
  pages={909 - 927}
}
ABSTRACT This article analyses the state of democracy in the world in 2019. We demonstrate that the “third wave of autocratization” is accelerating and deepening. The dramatic loss of eight democracies in the last year sets a new record in the rate of breakdowns. Exemplifying this crisis is Hungary, now the EU’s first ever authoritarian member state. Governmental assaults on civil society, freedom of expression, and the media are proliferating and becoming more severe. A new and disturbing… Expand
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