Publisher Description

This article examines the goals, methods, and implications of regional organizations founded and dominated by autocracies—including the Commonwealth of Independent States (spearheaded by Russia), Shanghai Cooperation Organization (China), Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (Venezuela), and Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia). It shows the role that these organizations play in preserving and promoting autocracy and the different tools they use for this purpose: rhetorical endorsement; the redistribution of resources to support weaker authoritarian states; and even military interventions to suppress revolution. The existence of authoritarian regionalism poses an important challenge for Western states and institutions in democracy promotion around the world.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2018
October 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
15
Pages
PUBLISHER
Journal of Democracy
SELLER
National Endowment for Democracy
SIZE
471.5
KB

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