I would suggest reading the cited article from that section, it’s free to access and clarifies the categorisation far better than I have here.

Also, consider the fact that China calls itself democratic. Does that make it so? What a country calls itself and what political scientists call it (based on typologies like those discussed in the aforementioned article) are very different things.

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Specialist in modern authoritarianism, feminist, political scientist in progress (PhD). Everyday academia, low-brow, no jargon/acronyms/obscure Latin.

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Abbey Heffer

Abbey Heffer

Specialist in modern authoritarianism, feminist, political scientist in progress (PhD). Everyday academia, low-brow, no jargon/acronyms/obscure Latin.

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