Word of the Week: Draconian

As in: “But while potentially fueled by such grievances, the expression of discontent through social movements, opposition forces, or civic activism is likely curtailed in the more draconian autocracies due to lack of freedom of association” (Grömping, 2017, p.171). 

Grömping, M. (2017). Domestic monitors. In P. Norris & A. Nai (Eds.), Election watchdogs: Transparency, accountability and integrity (pp. 167-190). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

For definitions of draconian, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.

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