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Authoritarian Regionalism in the World of International Organizations: Global Perspective and the Eurasian Enigma

Anastassia V. Obydenkova and Alexander Libman


The post-Cold War world has witnessed the extensive development of regional international organizations world-wide. The realtionship between their membership and democratization remains a topic of intense scholarly debate. This book opens up a new aspect of the debate by examining regional organization as set up by autocracies (e.g. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Russia, and China)—referring to them as “non-democratic regional organizations.” How do these newly emerged organizations counteract and confront the democratization process in their own member states and beyond their borders? How and ... More

Keywords: comparative regionalism, global and local impact of regionalism, international organizations, autocracy, political regimes, democratization, Eurasian regionalism, post-Communism, Russia, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198839040
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198839040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anastassia V. Obydenkova, author
Visiting Professor, Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Barcelona

Alexander Libman, author
Professor of Social Sciences and Eastern European Studies, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich