Democracy in decline: Australia’s slide into ‘competitive authoritarianism’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australia is at a critical point. A government that would cling to power to impose unpopular policy threatens the very nature of our democracy.

It is common to refer to countries that were “consolidated democracies” as corroding to “illiberal democracies”. Hungary is the most notable example. If, however, the term “competitive authoritarianism” is employed to describe regimes instead, it becomes clear that the danger for Australia is just as strong as it is for the USA and the UK, as well as for Hungary.

Source: Democracy in decline: Australia’s slide into ‘competitive authoritarianism’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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