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The AUTHLIB Blog is a platform of academic and policy debate publishing commentary, analysis and opinion pieces around the topics of (neo-)authoritarianism, illiberalism, populism, challenges to liberal democracy, democratic erosion and backsliding, democratic security and resilience, and related political events and developments primarily but not exclusively on the European scene. It seeks to facilitate discussion between the scholarly and policy communities dealing with the above questions, in a language that is accessible also to the broader public.

The AUTHLIB Blog operates in the framework of the project “AUTHLIB – Neo-Authoritarianisms in Europe and the Liberal Democratic Response”, funded by the European Union and the UK Research and Innovation. Views and opinions expressed in the articles are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union, UK Research and Innovation, AUTHLIB consortium member or the editors of the AUTHLIB Blog, and none of the latter can be held responsible for them.




Presidential Election in Slovakia: Polarization Continues

Almost half of Slovakia’s voters, who were convinced that Ivan Korčok, the candidate of the…

A Scandal in Hungary Shows the Limits of Informational Autocracy

Hungary is an informational autocracy, with the most controlled information environment in the European Union.…

Giorgia and the Others: Female Leadership on the Radical Right

Radical right parties have been long considered male-dominated but women are now reaching their highest…

Do Illiberal Governments Make a Difference in Education and Culture?

Illiberal political actors around Europe have made education and culture top items on their agenda…