The Age of Zombie Democracies

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Written by Kenneth Roth 28 July 2021

More and more autocrats are “forced to rely on ever starker forms of repression: they still hold periodic elections...but they do not even pretend that these empty rituals are free or fair. The result has been the proliferation of what might be called “zombie democracies”—the living dead of electoral political systems” (Kenneth Roth, 2021).

Publisher: Foreign Affairs

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Categories: Authoritarianism, Inequality