Alternatives to Democracy
Non Democratic Regimes and the Limits to Democracy Diffusion in Eurasia
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, liberal democracy remained the only ideal model of a political regime applicable worldwide. However, important areas in Eurasia, in particular Russia, China and Iran, resisted democratization and reformed authoritarian regimes rose and consolidated in the region. The international economic crisis and wide economic growth in authoritarian countries have renewed the relevance of questions about the democratic model's superiority, its unavoidable diffusion and the existence of alternative regimes.
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