State of the world 2020: autocratization turns viral

@article{Hellmeier2021StateOT,
  title={State of the world 2020: autocratization turns viral},
  author={Sebastian Hellmeier and Rowan E. Cole and Sandra Grahn and Palina Kolvani and Jean Lachapelle and Anna L{\"u}hrmann and Seraphine F. Maerz and Shreeya Pillai and Staffan I. Lindberg},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2021},
  volume={28},
  pages={1053 - 1074}
}
ABSTRACT This article analyses the state of democracy in 2020. The world is still more democratic than it was in the 1970s and 1980s, but a trend of autocratization is ongoing and affecting 25 countries in 2020, home to 34% of the world’s population. At the same time, the number of democratizing countries has dwindled by nearly half, reducing to 16 countries, home to a mere 4% of the global population. Freedom of expression, deliberation, rule of law and elections show the most substantial net… 
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