Building: Faculty of Arts Floor: Ground Room: FA001
Despite the ‘waves of democratization’ throughout the last century, empirical evidence has underlined the emergence and resilience of clusters of authoritarianism in the world. Moreover, one can even notice a ‘pressure for autocratization’ emanating from certain non-democratic regimes that seek cooperation and legitimation in their immediate neighborhood. But, to what extent do regional organizations (RO) play a role for this phenomenon of authoritarian clustering? From a comparative perspective this panel focuses on regional autocratic clusters from different conceptual perspectives and encompasses contributions on Latin America, the Middle East and (Central) Asia.