Interview – Hicham Alaoui

E-International Relations • May 8 2023 • Features

Hicham Alaoui discusses recent events in Tunisia and outlines the concept of pacted democratisation and how it applies to political transitions in the MENA region.

Interview – Oleksiy Bondarenko

E-International Relations • Apr 30 2023 • Features

Oleksiy Bondarenko discusses authoritarianism in Russia and political shifts in Central Asia, including the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Review – The Prince

Alice Politi • Apr 13 2023 • Features

Sue-Lin Wong, along with multiple guests on the podcast, sheds light on how Xi Jinping gained and consolidated power, but does not reflect on the role played by the CPC.

Review – Power to the People

Akritas Kaidatzis • Mar 22 2023 • Features

Mark Tushnet and Bojan Bugaric offer a compelling alternative to traditional understandings of populism by choosing to forego political neutrality in their analysis.

Interview – Maria Debre

E-International Relations • Dec 16 2022 • Features

Maria Debre talks about how regionalism can influence authoritarianism and the impact of issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic on regional and international organisations.

Interview – Brian Wong

E-International Relations • Nov 6 2022 • Features

Brian Wong discusses how his research helps to better understand injustice in non-democratic countries, advance rights in East Asia, and facilitate effective dialogue between Hong Kong and China.

Interview – Chris Ogden

E-International Relations • Oct 28 2022 • Features

Chris Ogden delves into the appeal of China’s authoritarianism, whether Western democracies have any responsibility for it, and the implications for human rights.

Interview – Tuong Vu

E-International Relations • May 7 2022 • Features

Tuong Vu sheds light on the economic performance and policy choices of East Asian countries, and the extent to which they are influenced by political regimes.

Opinion – The Long History of the Olympic Industry and Totalitarian Regimes

Mac Ross and Helen Jefferson Lenskyj • Nov 12 2021 • Articles

The Olympic ideal of peaceful internationalism has always belonged in the realm of mythology. This ideal is dead and buried beneath the capitalist excesses of the IOC.

Review – Authoritarian Africa: Repression, resistance, and the power of ideas

Cliff (Ubba) Kodero • Aug 30 2020 • Features

The book explores why authoritarian regimes have persisted in Africa and investigates the extent to which European colonialists can be blamed for Africa’s problems.

Interview – Adam Fabry

E-International Relations • Apr 16 2020 • Features

Adam Fabry talks about his book and research on Hungary, including economic and political changes, the origins of the far-right and alternative forms of resistance.

Globalized Authoritarianism: The Expansion of the Chinese Surveillance Apparatus

Adrian Kreutz • Apr 3 2020 • Articles

The expansion hypothesis is verified by the expansion of the Chinese surveillance technology. This threatens liberal democracy through the accumulation of illiberal acts.

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