DOSSIER | „New Faces of Authoritarianism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Global South“

Edited by Ülker Sözen

In the summer semester of 2022, IRGAC fellows taught a course titled “New Faces of Authoritarianism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Global South” in the form of an online seminar series. The course was hosted by the Institut für Sozialwissenschaften at Humboldt University as part of the Chair for Comparative Political Science and Political Systems of Eastern Europe. The initiative was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Center for Comparative Research on Democracy (CCRD) at Humboldt University and the Social Work as a Human Rights Profession Master’s Program at Alice Salomon Hochschule. The course was assisted and technically managed by Off-University. This dossier presents contributions by the course participants composed of their essays discussing conceptual issues and case studies on different topics regarding authoritarianism and counter-movements.

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“Authoritarianism and Counter-Strategies in the Classroom: Pedagogy of Collective Learning across Geographies” by Ülker Sözen

“Drowning the Multitudes of People of Colour” by Jonalyn C. Paz.

“The Potential of Anti-Capitalist Narratives” by Maria Moritz

“The 2022 Philippine President Elections are Over: When Will the Fake News Stop?” by Zhea Katrina Estrada

“The Landless Workers’ Movement in Brazil During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How a Social Movement Feeds a Nation” by Luz Sena

“Neoliberal Performances for Local Development: the Case of Perdões (MG)” by Kayah Nicholas de Souza

“Export: Digital Authoritarianism. A Kaleidoscope of Russia, China, and the Contemporary World Order” by Anna Lena Menne