Laura Gamboa

Laura Gamboa is assistant professor of political science at the University of Utah. She is the author of Resisting Backsliding: Opposition Strategies Against the Erosion of Democracy (2022).

July 2023, Volume 34, Issue 3

How Oppositions Fight Back

Behind today’s authoritarian wave are democratically elected leaders who use and abuse institutions to undermine the system that brought them to power. But with the right strategies, opposition forces can slow or stop these would-be autocrats.