We are investigating changes in the sustainability and nature of authoritarian rule induced by globalisation. Thematically, the project investigates how authoritarianism is affected by and responding to global information and communication technology and to movement of people. Spatially, it studies subnational authoritarianism, extraterritorial authoritarianism, and multilateral authoritarianism. Conceptually, it focuses on authoritarian practices, defined as sabotage of accountability. The project transcends the theoretical and empirical separation between globalisation studies, which have neglected authoritarian contexts, and authoritarianism studies, which have taken little notice of the effects of globalisation.
Glasius, M., de Lange, M., Bartman, J., Dalmasso E., Del Sordi, A., Lv, A., Michaelsen, M., Ruijgrok, K. (2017) ’Research, Ethics and Risk in the Authoritarian Field.’ Palgrave Pivot.
Glasius, M. ( 2017) ’Extraterritorial authoritarian practices: a framework.’ Globalizations.
Del Sordi, A. (2017) ’Sponsoring student mobility for development and authoritarian stability: Kazakhstan’s Bolashak programm.’ Globalizations.
Wrighton, S. ( 2017) ’Authoritarian regime stabilization through legitimation, popular co-optation, and exclusion: Russian pasportizatsiya strategies in Crimea.’ Globalizations.
Dalmasso, E. (2017) ’Participation without representation: Moroccans abroad at a time of unstable authoritarian rule.’ Globalizations.
Michaelsen, M. (2017). ’Far Away, So Close: Transnational Activism, Digital Surveillance and Authoritarian Control in Iran.’ Surveillance & Society.
Dalmasso, E., Del Sordi, A., Glasius, M., Hirt, N., Michaelsen, M., Mohammad, A. S. & Moss, D. (2017). Intervention: ’Extraterritorial authoritarian power’. Political Geography.
Del Sordi, A. ( 2017). ’Kazakhstan 2015-2016: Balancing regime stability amidst local and global challenges.’ In M. Torri & N. Mocci (Eds.) The End of the Obama Era in Asia, Asia Maior. Vol. XXVII / 2016.
Michaelsen, M. (2016). ’Exit and Voice in a Digital Age: Iran’s Exiled Activists and the Authoritarian State.’ Globalizations.
Ruijgrok, K. (2016). ’From the web to the streets: #internet and protests under authoritarian regimes.’ Democratization.
Del Sordi, A. (2016). ’Legitimation and the Party of Power in Kazakhstan.’ In M. Brusis, J. Ahrens, & M. Schulze Wessel (Eds.), Politics and legitimacy in post-Soviet Eurasia.
Michaelsen, M. (2015). ’Beyond the ‘#Twitter Revolution’: Digital Media and Political Change in #Iran.' In P. Weibel (Ed.), Global Activism. Art and Conflict in the 21st Century. MIT Press.
Glasius, M., et.al. (2015). ’Reconceptualizing Authoritarianism’ APSA-Comparative Democratization-Newsletter.
Clark, J. A., & Dalmasso, E. (2015). ’State actor-social movement coalitions and policy-making under authoritarianism: the Moroccan Party of Justice and development in the urban municipality of #Kenitra.' Middle East Law and Governance.
Harbers, I. and Ingram, M.C. (2014). ‘Democratic Institutions Beyond the Nation State: Measuring Institutional Dissimilarity in Federal Countries’. Government and Opposition.
Harbers, I. (2014). ’States and Strategy in New Federal Democracies: Competitiveness and Intra-Party Resource Allocation in Mexico’, Party Politics.