The Illiberal Turn or Swerve in Central Europe

@article{Butkov2017TheIT,
  title={The Illiberal Turn or Swerve in Central Europe},
  author={Lenka Bu{\vs}t{\'i}kov{\'a} and P. Guasti},
  journal={Politics and Governance},
  year={2017},
  volume={5},
  pages={166-176}
}
Scholars are coming to terms with the fact that something is rotten in the new democracies of Central Europe. The corrosion has multiple symptoms: declining trust in democratic institutions, emboldened uncivil society, the rise of oligarchs and populists as political leaders, assaults on an independent judiciary, the colonization of public administration by political proxies, increased political control over media, civic apathy, nationalistic contestation and Russian meddling. These processes… Expand
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