The latest issue of Democracy and Autocracy, released in June 2020, addresses the topic, "Economic Shocks and Authoritarian Stability." As guest editor and WCED Postdoctoral Fellow Natalia Forrat writes, this issue "is an invitation to think about the possible effects of the current economic crisis on authoritarian regimes. The contributions are based on Economic Shocks and Authoritarian Stability, edited by Victor Shih and just published by the University of Michigan Press as part of the WCED Book Series. Its authors explore cases as diverse as Russia, Iran, Jordan, GDR, Bulgaria, and Cuba to consider the factors that conditioned the impact of past economic crises on authoritarian regimes and may affect the autocrats’ response to the current crisis."

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