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Modern authoritarianism and new challenges to democracy

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The Presidential Ideas Festival was held May 21-23, 2019.

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May 17, 2021

Anne Meng, Elizabeth Nugent, Bryn Rosenfeld

A scholarly panel explores what modern authoritarian regimes look like and the threats they pose to progress on democratization. Panelists will reflect on key findings from their recently published books and discuss the policy implications of their theories. This event is sponsored by the Miller Center and UVA’s Democratic Statecraft Lab.