New autocrats these days comes to power in (more or less) free and fair elections. They then change the legal rules to ensure that the constraints under which they should constitutionally govern are loosened and they alter the election laws to ensure that they cannot be removed from power. The fact that all of this occurs by law often fools the critics. In this paper, I discuss how to recognize the danger signals of creeping autocracy by deconstructing some of the typical legal moves that creeping autocracy takes.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S