Preempting Democracy: The Case of Belarus

Issue Date October 2005
Volume 16
Issue 4
Page Numbers 83-97
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Having drawn lessons from the downfall of some of his fellow autocrats, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is preventing the emergence of an effective democratic movement in Belarus.

About the Author

Vitali Silitski is director of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies. He has been a visiting fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University (2006–2007), and a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy (2004–2005).

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