Political scientists Axel Hadenius and Jan Teorell write a paper titled Authoritarian Regimes: Stability, Change, and Pathways to Democracy, 1972 – 2003 via Semantic Scholar
Juan Linz’s Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes via JSTOR
Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition by Amrit Singh via Open Society Justice Initiative
Democracy and dictatorship revisited by Jose Antonio Cheibub, Jennifer Gandhi, and James Raymond Vreeland via Jose Antonio Cheibub’s website
Stanley Feldman’s paper titled Authoritarianism, Threat, and Intolerance via Semantic Scholar
December 1997, Stanley Feldman and Karen Stenner write Perceived Threat and Authoritarianism in the Journal of Political Psychology
June 2017, political scientists Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris write a paper titled Trump and the populist authoritarian parties: the silent revolution in reverse, via Perspectives on Politics
A paper written by Matt Grossmann, associate professor of political science at Michigan State University, that talks about racial attitudes and political correctness in the 2016 presidential election.
Two political scientists write a paper for the United States Agency for International Development titled Unwelcome Change: Understanding, Evaluating,
and Extending Theories of Democratic Backsliding via USAID
In 2018, SPLC tracked 83 hate groups in California via SPLC Hate Map
In democracies and authoritarian states alike, leaders intent on consolidating power are finding new ways to repress independent journalism, says Freedom House in its 2019 Freedom and the Media report.
The Alt-Right Playbook by Innuendo Studios, who makes some hilarious comics, often poignant.
An op-ed written by Thomas B. Edsall, a weekly contributor who writes on politics, demographics, and inequality references Matt Grossmann’s paper on racial attitudes and political correctness, and makes a connection between economic and cultural insecurity and authoritarianism via The New York Times
David Frum of The Atlantic theorizes how Donald Trump could set the country down a path toward illiberalism in How to Build an Autocracy.
Suvojit Chattopadhyay writes about how non-authoritarian states can practice everyday authoritarianism via The Wire
Tom Pepinsky writes about how “everyday authoritarianism” is actually pretty boring and tolerable.
Former webcomic creator Dale Beran has a book about the history of 4chan and 8chan and how those places became epicenters for the alt-right, incels, and mass shooters. He also has a great Reddit AMA available.