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Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way argue in the Journal of Democracy that democracy is not in retreat.
Marc Plattner of the National Endowment for Democracy reviews David Runciman's book 'The Confidence Trap'.
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 Journal of Democracy devotes an entire issue to examining the decline of democracy throughout the world. Co-founding editor Marc Plattner summarises the arguments.
Francis Fukuyama from Stanford University argues that the recent 'democratic recession' can be traced to the lack of sufficient state capacity in many democracies across the globe.
Larry Diamond from Stanford University analyses the 'democratic recession' over the last decade.
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