DossierThe Globalization of Authoritarianism
Democracy is in crisis around the world, while authoritarianism is on the rise in a growing number of countries. As distinct as the individual contexts are, the impacts of this global rightward drift are quite similar: social and political human rights are restricted, liberal achievements are under pressure, and the multiple crises of capitalism are responded to with authoritarian methods. Existing democratic institutions are hollowed out and increasingly unable to respond to the authoritarian wave. Progressive forces face the challenge of developing left-wing counter-strategies to this globalization of authoritarianism.