The latest issue of Democracy and Autocracy, released in December 2020, examines “Democratic Survival in the Muslim World” with cases from Mali (Jaimie Bleck, Marc-André Boisvert, Boukary Sangare), Malaysia (Lily Zubaidah Rahim), and Turkey (Şebnem Yardımcı-Geyikçi). Elizabeth Nugent (Yale University) and Avital Livny (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) add to the discussion through an engaging exchange of reviews of their recent books, After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition (Nugent, 2020) and Trust and the Islamic Advantage: Religious-Based Movements in Turkey and the Muslim World (Livny, 2020). Pauline Jones (University of Michigan) and Hanisah Binte Abdullah Sani (National University of Singapore Overseas Postdoctoral Fellow) serve as guest editors and develop a new framework on how to assess democratic survival and resilience in the Muslim world.

Several newsletter authors participated in a WCED virtual roundtable dedicated to this topic on September 22, 2020. Video is available on YouTube.

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