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Why are illiberal democrats popular? CEPS Commentary, 4 August 2017

Gros, Daniel. (2017) Why are illiberal democrats popular? CEPS Commentary, 4 August 2017. [Policy Paper]

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    The rise of “illiberal democracy” in Europe is one of the most baneful trends of our time. These regimes are typically centred on a leader who concentrates power by overriding – and in some cases eliminating – institutional checks and balances. Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Hungary’s Viktor Orbán represent three of the most visible manifestations of this phenomenon. But what is really noteworthy – and dangerous – is how these regimes have been able to retain popular support.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2017 13:04
    Number of Pages: 2
    Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 13:04

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