ECPR General Conference
Charles University in Prague, Prague
7 - 10 September 2016

Regional Organisations as Transmission Belts of Authoritarian Practices, Ideas and Norms

Comparative Politics
Foreign Policy
International Relations
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Panel Chair
Thomas Demmelhuber
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Panel Discussant
Thomas Demmelhuber
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
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10/09/2016 16:00
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.

Paper List

Authoritarian Gravity Centres: Fostering Power, Stability, and Legitimacy through Autocracy Promotion and Diffusion in Regional Organizations View Paper Details
Regional Organizations as Facilitators and Legitimizers of the Spread of Authoritarianism: On the Example of Russia’s Practices in Regional Organizations View Paper Details
The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA): A Network for the Regional Projection of Authoritarianism? View Paper Details
The Role of Regional Organizations in Boosting Authoritarian Resilience: Evidence from the Gulf Cooperation Council View Paper Details
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