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A New Invisible Hand: Authoritarian Corrosive Capital and the Repurposing of Democracy

This report explores the issue of corrosive capital—or capital flows from authoritarian regimes that undermine democratic processes and institutions in the receiving countries—and outlines what an interconnected, interdisciplinary response from civil society could look like. Illiberal regimes like those in China and Russia use capital as a Multilateralism; tool and often as a form of strategic corruption to bolster authoritarianism as a globally competitive governance system.