Autocratization by Decree: States of Emergency and Democratic Decline

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Written by Anna Lührmann, Bryan Rooney 11 April 2020

"States of emergency grant chief executives the power to bypass democratic constraints in order to combat existential threats... States of emergency should be associated with a heightened risk of autocratization... This paper tests this relationship using data on sixty democracies for 1974 to 2016" (Lührman and Rooney, 2020).

Publisher: V-Dem Institute

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Categories: Paper, Authoritarianism, Liberal Democracy