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More Pluralism, or Continued Authoritarianism?

  • Vegard ByeEmail author
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Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Abstract

This is the first of three chapters attempting to analyse how the political arena has evolved during the period studied in this book, including the expected impact of the 2019 constitutional reform. We are asking whether there is increasing space for pluralism in civil society, the academic world and the media, and what role the churches are playing. We are distinguishing between dissenters—working for the overthrow of the regime—and what we call ‘the grey zone’ of actors working for more reform and dialogue. The impact of migration reform and the informatics revolution is assessed, including on the role of independent information actors. Can we see the emergence of agents of change? The other side of this coin is whether there are signs of decreasing political authoritarianism, based on an assessment of new patterns of pluralism, ideology, mobilisation and leadership.

Keywords

Pluralism Ideology Information monopoly Civil society Academia Dissenters Agents of change 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scanteam a.s.OsloNorway

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