Democracy and Autocracy is the official newsletter of the American Political Science Association’s Democracy and Autocracy section. Previously published at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden under the name The Annals of Comparative Democratization, the newsletter is now published at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan under executive editors Dan Slater (WCED director, political science) and Rob Mickey (political science).

The current (August 2022) issue of Democracy and Autocracy on the theme “Challenging Autocracy and Impunity in Central America” is available here.

Past issues of the newsletter are available here.

To inquire about submitting an article to Democracy and Autocracy, please contact Dan Slater and Robert Mickey.

Executive Editors:

Dan Slater specializes in the politics and history of enduring dictatorships and emerging democracies, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. At the University of Michigan, he serves as the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies, the Director of the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, and Professor of Political Science. Previously, he served for 12 years on the faculty at the University of Chicago, where he was the Director of the Center for International Social Science Research, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and associate member in the Department of Sociology.

Robert Mickey is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on U.S. politics in historical perspective. He is interested in American political development, political parties, racial politics, and policy responses to inequality. He has taught undergraduate courses on the political development of the U.S. South in comparative perspective and directed the department’s honors thesis program. At the graduate level, he has taught American Political Development; U.S. Parties; Regimes and Regime Change; and Causal Inference in Small-n Research.