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GLOBAL DYNAMICS

a MELLICHAMP RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Our research cluster analyzes the specific features of contemporary globalization, emphasizing the social forces, fields, and trajectories that are shaping our world today.

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Gender & Islam
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Human Rights
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Media & Culture
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Political Economy

Spotlight

global-e

a global studies journal

September 18, 2018

We need a definition [of authoritarianism] that is substantive and dynamic rather than negative and systemic; that focuses on the sabotage of accountability rather than the quality of elections alone; and that lends itself to assessing political institutions within, below, or beyond the state. Consequently, a practice-oriented definition, rather than a system-oriented definition, is better suited to understanding authoritarianism today, and to answering urgent questions from society about it.

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