By Larry Diamond,Marc F. Plattner,Christopher Walker

Over the previous decade, intolerant powers became emboldened and received effect in the worldwide area. prime authoritarian countries—including China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela—have built new instruments and methods to include the unfold of democracy and problem the liberal foreign political order. in the meantime, the complex democracies have retreated, failing to answer the risk posed by means of the authoritarians.

As undemocratic regimes develop into extra assertive, they're operating jointly to repress civil society whereas tightening their grip on our on-line world and increasing their succeed in in overseas media. those political alterations have fostered the emergence of recent counternorms—such because the authoritarian subversion of credible election monitoring—that threaten to extra erode the worldwide status of liberal democracy.

In Authoritarianism is going Global, a wonderful staff of individuals current clean insights at the complex concerns surrounding the authoritarian resurgence and the consequences of those systemic shifts for the overseas order. This choice of essays is important for advancing our figuring out of the rising demanding situations to democratic improvement.

Contributors: Anne Applebaum, Anne-Marie Brady, Alexander Cooley, Javier Corrales, Ron Deibert, Larry Diamond, Patrick Merloe, Abbas Milani, Andrew Nathan, Marc F. Plattner, Peter Pomerantsev, Douglas Rutzen, Lilia Shevtsova, Alex Vatanka, Christopher Walker, and Frederic Wehrey

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