After local elections in 2017, the Cambodian People’s Party intensified its attacks on free media, NGOs, and the Cambodian National Rescue Party. Meanwhile, stronger links to China and waning Western leverage are enabling Prime Minister Hun Sen to transform the post-1993 multiparty system into a patrimonial dictatorship. Cambodia enjoyed strong economic growth but saw little improvement in its weak institutional framework, in social justice, or in economic competitiveness.
Cambodia in 2017: Descending into Dictatorship?
Aurel Croissant is Professor of Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany, and Reagan–Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC. The views expressed in this article are his alone and do not reflect the views of NED. Emails: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <AurelC@ned.org>.
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Aurel Croissant; Cambodia in 2017: Descending into Dictatorship?. Asian Survey 1 February 2018; 58 (1): 194–200. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.194
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