January 1, 2015

Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way argue in the Journal of Democracy that democracy is not in retreat.

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October 1, 2014

Marc Plattner of the National Endowment for Democracy reviews David Runciman's book 'The Confidence Trap'.

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April 20, 2015

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'.

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January 1, 2015

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. 

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January 1, 2015

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.

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January 1, 2015

Larry Diamond from Stanford University analyses the 'democratic recession' over the last decade.

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