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Authoritarianism in a Global Age

We are investigating changes in the sustainability and nature of authoritarian rule induced by globalisation. Thematically, the project investigates how authoritarianism is affected by and responding to global information and communication technology and to movement of people. Spatially, it studies subnational authoritarianism, extraterritorial authoritarianism, and multilateral authoritarianism. Conceptually, it focuses on authoritarian practices, defined as sabotage of accountability. The project transcends the theoretical and empirical separation between globalisation studies, which have neglected authoritarian contexts, and authoritarianism studies, which have taken little notice of the effects of globalisation.

We are investigating changes in the sustainability and nature of authoritarian rule induced by globalisation.