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Democratic backsliding and electoral autocracies

On 13 October, 2023, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Forum for Research on Media and Democracy in Eastern Europe (FROMDEE) is organising a one-day conference in Stockholm on “Democratic backsliding and electoral autocracies” with a keynote lecture by Arturas Rozenas.


The UN’s Secretary-General António Guterres recently observed that “across the world, democracy is backsliding”. This trend encompasses new democracies that have drifted towards electoral autocracy and established democracies where political polarization threatens institutional norms. Research can shed light on where and when democratic institutions are fragile and what can help make them resilient.

Keynote speaker

Arturas Rozenas, Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University. His research primarily focuses on authoritarian politics: the causes and consequences of state repression, information manipulation through media, propaganda, and elections, and the historical development of political institutions.


More information to follow.

Please contact site@hhs.se if you have any questions regarding the event.


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