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The Journal of Democracy devotes an entire issue to examining the decline of democracy throughout the world. Co-founding editor Marc Plattner summarises the arguments.
Larry Diamond from Stanford University analyses the 'democratic recession' over the last decade.
Thomas Carothers and Oren Samet-Marram from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace argue 'Western democratic powers are no longer the dominant external shapers of political transitions around the world'.
The University of Melbourne's Bart Klem asks whether Sri Lanka's democracy can address ethnic antagonism.
Peking University's Jian Zhang argues China is the only alternative model to Western democracy.
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Date created: 16 September 2014
Last modified: 4 May 2016
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