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Video Interview: Trends in Modern Authoritarianism Featuring Ozan Varol

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

In this installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Ozan Varol on trends in modern authoritarianism.

In the interview, we discuss how modern authoritarians use constitutional design and the law to serve their objectives. We also discuss recent scholarship on the subject, including a paper on Stealth Authorianism written by Ozan Varol.

Ozan Varol is an Associate Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he teaches courses in constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, Islamic law, and criminal law. His research concerns comparative constitutional transitions and constitutional design. He hosted the third annual YCC Global Conference this past April at Lewis & Clark Law School, and currently serves on the board of the Younger Comparativists Committee in the American Society of Comparative Law.

The full interview runs 14 minutes, and is available here.


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