In this talk Professor Marlies Glasius will talk about her new book . Authoritarian Practices in a Global Age. The book challenges the assumption that authoritarianism is necessarily a phenomenon located at the level of the state. Redefining authoritarianism from a practice perspective allows us to understand how authoritarian practices unfold and evolve within democracies and in transnational settings. Authoritarian Practices in a Global Age provides a parsimonious framework for recognizing and analysing contemporary manifestations of authoritarianism beyond the state, alongside a number of empirical case studies. The empirical chapters comprise a study of transnational repression by authoritarian states; two chapters on informal and formal multilateral collaboration in anti-terrorist policies; a chapter on corporate and public-private authoritarian practices in the mining sector; and a chapter on cover-ups of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The concluding chapter draws out commonalities and unique features from the case studies, thereby setting out a research agenda for future work.
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Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Asia Library, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund