We are witnessing a global resurgence of authoritarianism. Amid crisis, such tendencies increase. Closer to home, the broader Central and Eastern European region is slowly moving away from the post-1989 trend of democracy consolidation. A strong counter-reaction to the democratization efforts of the last three decades can be identified in the Russian Federation, Turkey, and Hungary, among other countries in the region. The regimes in these countries have made slow but decided moves to consolidate power and control over all sectors of public and economic life. The COVID-19 pandemic is setting the stage for more authoritarian-leaning decisions as most countries in the region employed various measures to restrict fundamental freedoms.
Through this project we aim to monitor the decisions taken by governments in various parts of the world, in their struggle with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in order to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the increasing authoritarian tendencies globally.
Anca Molnoș Ph.D.
Georgi Georgiev Ph.D. Candidate
Laura Ranca, M.A.
Lev Fejes, Ph.D.
Magdalena Dragan, Ph.D.
Oana Lup, Ph.D.
Silvia Fierăscu, Ph.D.
Ștefan Cibian, Ph.D.
Departments: Research Department, Policy and Outreach Department, Society, Crisis and Resilience Program; Young Researchers Club
Topics: Communism and Totalitarianism, Democracy and Democratization
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