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About David Lewis

David Lewis is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter. He has a broad range of research interests in the areas of international security, conflict studies and the politics of authoritarian states, with a regional focus on Central Asia and the Caucasus. 

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The “Moscow Consensus”: Constructing autocracy in post-Soviet Eurasia

Across the former Soviet Union, a new type of authoritarianism has become the default — with commerce, parliaments, military, media and civil society used to consolidate elite economic and political power. 

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