Comparing Authoritarianisms in Times of Pandemic

We would like to put together a stream of papers that discuss the authoritarian drift in Latin America, either comparing between countries within the region, or comparing Latin American cases with others from different regions. Comparing authoritarianism has become vital in times of pandemic. The stream organisers are especially keen to include comparative papers focusing on cases such as Brazil, Turkey and India. For a fuller discussion, we welcome papers that trace the impact of the global economic transformations since the 2008 financial crisis, examine the changes in class relations since the 2000s, and discuss the COVID19 measures and short and long-term consequences of the pandemic. We also would like to engage in the theoretical discussions on the crisis of liberal democracy as well as the concepts such as populism, fascism, and neoliberal authoritarianism. At least one session of the stream will be dedicated to comparative studies on the resistance strategies against authoritarianism.

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