Dan Slater, Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies and professor of political science, penned an article for Foreign Affairs titled "After Democracy: What Happens When Freedom Erodes?" In the article, he compares electoral authoritarianism and illiberal democracy, and looks to Southeast Asia for examples of these two systems of rule. Slater then looks at current U.S. politics and the 2018 midterm elections (happening on the same day the article was published) to analyze the state of American democracy. Read the full article here.

Dan Slater (Ph.D. Emory, 2005) specializes in the politics and history of enduring dictatorships and emerging democracies, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. His research interests include comparative politics, international relations, world politics, and methodology.