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From Maastricht to Brexit by Richard Bellamy and Dario Castiglione

International Dimensions of Authoritarian Rule

Workshop Number
Workshop Director
Christian Von Soest
German Institute of Global And Area Studies
Workshop Co-Director
Laurence Whitehead
University of Oxford

Despite revived scholarly interest in the politics of authoritarian rule, the international dimensions of its persistence remain both under-theorized and under-investigated empirically. In the aftermath of the Cold War and parallel to the ensuing processes of transnationalization and globalization, changes in the way external factors impact political dynamics in authoritarian regimes are to be expected. This workshop will also assess how the international repercussions of authoritarian rule have evolved and perhaps increased.
To explore these issues, we invite papers which deal with
(1) broader trends increasing overt international pressure on authoritarian regimes;
(2) subtle and unintentional international influences on authoritarian rulers and regimes;
(3) how authoritarian regimes may cooperate with each other, and how they support, protect and learn from each other; and
(4) the influence of “authoritarian great powers” on other authoritarian regimes and on international structures and organizations.
We particularly welcome papers which enrich our knowledge on the international dimensions of authoritarian rule from the following perspectives:
• Conceptual and theoretical contributions, in particular those which combine concepts and insights from international relations and comparative politics
• Empirical, particularly comparative, analyses (be they small-, medium- or large-N)
• Mixed-methods approaches which combine qualitative and quantitative methods
• Cross-regional selection of cases

Paper List

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Anomalous Autocracies During and After the Cold War View Paper Details
Authoritarian Member Countries in OSCE and Council of Europe - Joint Aims and Joint Strategies? View Paper Details
Authoritarian States and the Contestation of International Institutions View Paper Details
Authoritarianism in a Global Age: Controlling Information and Communication, Association and People Movement View Paper Details
Beyond Coercion, Cooptation and Consent: The International Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes View Paper Details
Branding a Nation Worldwide to Legitimise Authoritarian Rule: The case of Kazakhstan View Paper Details
China in Latin America - Authoritarian or just Pragmatic Chinese Foreign Policy? View Paper Details
China, Autocratic Patron? View Paper Details
Defiance, Controlled Change and Breakdown: Conceptualising Autocracies’ Reactions to International Democratisation and Autocratisation Pressure View Paper Details
Denuclearising – or Destabilising North Korea. On the Effects and Limits of External Pressure on North Korea View Paper Details
Diffusion of Authoritarian Rule through Inter-state Networks. A Longitudinal Analysis with SIENA View Paper Details
Explaining Autocracy Promotion and Non-Promotion: The Case of the Arab Spring View Paper Details
Explaining Regime Stability: International Aspects of Authoritarian Longevity (Cases of Belarus and North Korea) View Paper Details
Food and Power under Dictatorship: Optimal Agricultural and Food Policy, International Food Price Shocks, and Authoritarian Regime Durability View Paper Details
Gravity Centres of Authoritarian Rule View Paper Details
International Assistance to Authoritarian Elections View Paper Details
International Politics and Authoritarianism: Mechanisms of International Influence View Paper Details
International Sanctions and the Persistence of Authoritarian Regimes View Paper Details
The International Order and Democratic Breakdown in Interwar Europe: A Reappraisal View Paper Details
Triggering Authoritarian Diffusion in the Post-Soviet Area. Russia- & China-Driven Initiatives of Regional Integration View Paper Details
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