IDCAR double panel at the DVPW Comparative Politics Section Conference

Researchers from the GIGA, from IDCAR network partner institutions and from further universities contributed to a panel on "Democracy Prevention by International Means: Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes“, organized by team members Thomas Richter and Christian von Soest.

From 25-27 February, the annual Conference of the German Political Science Associaton’s (DVPW) Comparative Politics section was held at the GIGA in Hamburg, organized by IDCAR team members Thomas Richter and Christian von Soest. They also organized a double panel on „Democracy Prevention by International Means: Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes“ to which researchers from the GIGA, from IDCAR network partner institutions and from further universities contributed.

The following presentations were held:

Christian von Soest (GIGA Hamburg): The International Dimension of Authoritarian Rule

Edward Stoddard (Freie Universität Berlin & University of Porthmouth): The Authoritarian Diffusion Dilemma: Conceptualising Diffusion Pressures and Counter-Diffusion Responses

Maria Josua (GIGA Hamburg): Learning from Others‘ Mistakes: Conceptualizing Authoritarian Learning during Waves of Protest

Oisín Tansey, Kevin Köhler & Alexander Schmotz (King's College, London): Autocratic Linkage and Regime Survival

Ilyas Saliba (WZB Berlin & Humboldt Universität zu Berlin): The Influence of Authoritarian Learning on Regime Survival in times of Contentious Politics. Morocco during the Arab Uprisings in 2011

Maria Josepha Debre (Free University Berlin): Stronger together – How Arab Monarchs Use Regional Cooperation to Stay in Power

Gerasimos Tsourapas (SOAS London): Trading People, Consolidating Power Egyptian Authoritarianism & Migration Governance in the Middle East

Nelli Babayan (Freie Universität Berlin): The Return of the Empire? Russia’s Prevention of Transatlantic Democracy Promotion in Its Near Abroad