Day: July 19, 2023

Autocratic Legitimation: A Glimpse Of Democracy In Electoral Autocratic Regimes

Russian politics often confuse the Western public. Holding elections and allowing (some) protests mimics the actions of a democratic regime, but Moscow’s sinister authoritarianism, particularly following its invasion of Ukraine, seems to contradict that assumption of democracy. This is because authoritarian regimes often make themselves look more legitimate by holding

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