How Covid-19 is deepening democratic backsliding and geopolitical competition in the Western Balkans

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Written by Natasha Wunsch 20 May 2021

"Several countries in the Western Balkans have responded to the Covid-19 outbreak with draconian measures that entail a further erosion of democracy, writes Natasha Wunsch. She argues the pandemic is shining a spotlight on the impact of geopolitical competition in the Western Balkans, where authoritarian forces are undermining the EU’s democracy promotion efforts." (Wunsch, 2020).

Publisher: London School of Economics

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Categories: Authoritarianism, Liberal Democracy