Worth the Sacrifice? Illiberal and Authoritarian Practices during Covid-19

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Written by Seraphine F. Maerz, Anna L├╝hrmann, Jean Lachapelle, Amanda B. Edgell 11 September 2020

"Excessive use of emergency powers and limitations of media freedoms have raised concerns that Covid-19 is infecting democracy itself. This paper proposes a novel conceptualization of which government responses to Covid-19 qualify as a violation of democratic standards and measure such violations" (Maerz et al., 2020).

Publisher: V-Dem Institute

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Categories: Paper, Liberal Democracy, Authoritarianism