On the 1st of June, Jason Brownlee, professor at the University of Texas at Austin and member of the IDCAR-network, published an article in the forum “Monkey Cage” in the Washington Post. Drawing upon findings from his article “The limited reach of authoritarian powers” in IDCAR's Democratization Special Issue, Jason Brownlee discusses the claims of authoritarian promotion. He highlights economic conditions as relevant for democratic breakdown and claims that aggregate trends demonstrate that relatively few countries have wavered between regime types.
To read the Monkey Cage article in the Washington Post, click here.
To read more about the trends in democratic breakdown, read the full article in Democratization here.
The Monkey Cage is a forum at the Washington Post where political scientists can promote their research findings to a broader audience.