IDCAR is a research network of scholars investigating the international diffusion and cooperation of authoritarian regimes, coordinated by the GIGA.
The bi-annual conference of the Comparative Politics Section of the German Political Science Association (DVPW), "Unlike Twins?! Comparing Democracies and Autocracies“ was held at the University Tübingen from March 15-17, 2017.more
On 28-30 September 2016, the third IDCAR network conference, "International Resistance to Democratization: Is it Really All About Authoritarian Co-operation?" was held at Nuffield College in Oxford.more
The section on "International Dimensions of Authoritarian Rule", organized by Oisín Tansey and Thomas Richter, attracted many participants and triggered lively debates.more