The Authoritarian Threat: Weaknesses of Autocracy Promotion

  title={The Authoritarian Threat: Weaknesses of Autocracy Promotion},
  author={Lucan Ahmad Way},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={64 - 75}
  • L. Way
  • Published 27 January 2016
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
Abstract:As the international balance of power has shifted away from established democracies, autocrats have begun to assert themselves on the world stage. Once the passive targets of democracy promotion, dictators now actively defend their power abroad, often seeking to undermine democracy in the process. Such deliberate efforts to promote authoritarian rule present a potentially serious threat to democracy in the world today. Yet a closer examination of the actual impact of “autocracy… 
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