In a nutshell

Especially since 2000s, scholars observed ‘reverse waves’ of democratization or realized that some regions had been characterized by a remarkable autocratic durability and had not been influenced by the waves of democratization in the 20th century. The conceptualization of Authoritarian Gravity Centres (AGC) intends to contribute to this academic debate. The purpose of the project is…

  • To implement the model of AGCs that characterizes as autocratic regimes that constitute a direct lever or an indirect force of attraction for countries in the proximity
  • To better understand, assess and explain possible mechanisms of autocratization by focusing on autocracy promotion and diffusion in the regional context
  • To concentrate on three world regions for empirical evidence (Central Asia, Middle East, Latin America)