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The Emergence, Life, and Demise of Autocratic Regimes

Project description

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.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments