Regime change and policymaking in autocracies
Autocracies are defined by the absence of democratic principles; the opposition is repressed and individual freedom is limited. These regimes are known for their 'authoritarian values', which control resources and information. The EU-funded ELDAR project will study the core policies in autocracies. It will investigate the rise and demise of autocratic regimes, focussing on policies in areas such as education, infrastructure, pensions and the media. For instance, are autocracies less willing to use the education system for ideological indoctrination if the regime tightly controls the media environment? Are autocracies less likely to break down if they provide generous special pensions to military officers? The answers to these questions will shed light on how institutions interact in affecting regime change and policymaking in autocracies.
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