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April 2015 Highlights
Duncan McCargo asks whether special tribunals and truth and reconciliation commissions always serve their purpose in "Transitional Justice and Its Discontents." Lilia Shevtsova and Javier Corrales examine the authoritarian regimes of Russia and Venezuela, respectively, as part of a cluster on "The Authoritarian Resurgence" that also includes pieces on Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Other essays look at exits from military rule, Freedom House's Freedom in the World survey for 2014, Hong Kong's Umbrella movement, East Asia's millennial generation, and elections in Mozambique.
Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World
The uprisings that swept the Arab world beginning in 2010 toppled four entrenched rulers and seemed to create a political opening in a region long impervious to democratization.
Will China Democratize?
Although China has achieved extraordinary economic success without the CCP regime loosening its authoritarian grip, can the country continue its growth without political reform?
The Authoritarian Resurgence: Forward to the Past in Russia
The Authoritarian Resurgence: Autocratic Legalism in Venezuela