Who Is Open to Authoritarian Governance within Western Democracies?

  title={Who Is Open to Authoritarian Governance within Western Democracies?},
  author={Ariel Malka and Yphtach Lelkes and Bert N. Bakker and Eliyahu Spivack},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
Recent events have raised concern about potential threats to democracy within Western countries. If Western citizens who are open to authoritarian governance share a common set of political preferences, then authoritarian elites can attract mass coalitions that are willing to subvert democracy to achieve shared ideological goals. With this in mind, we explored which ideological groups are most open to authoritarian governance within Western general publics using World Values Survey data from… 

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