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Authoritarianism and Mobility

Authoritarianism and mobility

Authoritarian states today have various motivations for tolerating or even sponsoring their population's mobility. In case studies relating to Iran, Kazakhstan, Morocco and Russia, our project demonstrates how authoritarian states have learnt to manage and offset the risks population mobility poses to them. Authoritarian governance does not approach populations, abroad or at home, as citizens with rights. It can adapt to the specific assets and insecurities of populations abroad with policies to include or exclude them - as subjects or as outlaws, as clients, as patriots or as traitors.

Do you want to know more about this research? Watch the video on populations abroad.

For more information and findings, please look at our publications on authoritarianism and population mobility.