Open Access Journal

ISSN: 2183-2463

Editorial | Open Access

Authoritarianism in the 21st Century

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Abstract:  This introduction offers an overview of the key works in this edited volume on authoritarian regimes. This edited volume explains how authoritarian regimes were studied in the past and how this may contrast with how authoritarian regimes are studied today. This compilation also examines the newest trends in authoritarianism in the 21st century and showcases interesting works on elections, media pluralism and regime hybridity. The volume also highlights the challenges posed by authoritarian regimes to the international order and the growing influence of authoritarian regimes.

Keywords:  authoritarian elections; authoritarian regimes; hybrid regimes; totalitarian regimes



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