Authoritarianism in the Time of Covid-19: Perspectives from the Global South

An eDossier by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS), a member organisation of transform! europe.

Does the pandemic state of exception pave the way for further undemocratization — and if so, is this process happening on a global scale, or are there meaningful differences between regional developments? Are there identifiable patterns regarding a specifically authoritarian-populist, way of dealing with the pandemic and the resulting social and economic crisis? What is, in short, the specifically authoritarian dimension of the world’s responses to the pandemic?

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Latin America



Originally published on the website of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS)