Reopening the World: How the Pandemic is Reinforcing Authoritarianism

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Written by Shadi Hamid 11 June 2020

This report looks at the impact of Covid in authoritarianism and democracy, finding that “during—and after—the pandemic, governments are likely to use long, protracted crises to undermine domestic opposition and curtail civil liberties” and determining that Covid-19 is reopening conflict between the use of democracy and authoritarianism (Hamid 2020).

Publisher: Brookings

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Categories: Article, Authoritarianism, Liberal Democracy