Introduction: media and illiberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

2019-12-10T13:53:25Z (GMT) by P Surowiec Vaclav Stetka
© 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This introductory overview opens the series of articles included in the issue entitled Media and Illiberal Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, and sets the scene for the debate on the relationship between illiberal trends in politics and media landscapes in the region. Drawing on existing scholarship, it traces the roots and the evolution of illiberalism, focusing the discussion within the confines of particularities of media landscapes. Through the introduction of articles addressing manifestations of illiberalism in media landscapes, it argues that “illiberal turn” in Central and Eastern Europe is part of a global political shift, rather than a regional one.