What is it about?
I analyze the factors which contribute to this path dependence towards authoritarianism and show how we can avoid them in order to preserve our democracies.
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Why is it important?
There are some path-creating mechanisms which are rather under-estimated as they start very small. Many times the societies overcome them. However, they can mutually reinforce and reach a level where the risk of drifting into authoritarianism increases.
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This page is a summary of: How path-creating mechanisms and structural lock-ins make societies drift from democracy to authoritarianism, Rationality and Society, April 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1043463119840040.
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