Democracy’s Future: Riding the Hegemonic Wave

  title={Democracy’s Future: Riding the Hegemonic Wave},
  author={Seva Gunitsky},
  journal={The Washington Quarterly},
  pages={115 - 135}
  • Seva Gunitsky
  • Published 3 April 2018
  • Economics
  • The Washington Quarterly
In 1938, a worried British diplomat described what he saw as a troubling development in his region. “It certainly seems that an authoritarian wave is beginning to surge through the countries of Central and Eastern Europe,” he wrote. “The trend is away from democracy which is represented as clogging and inefficient.” Though written eight decades ago, his complaint would not seem out of place today. Fears of democratic decline wax and wane; each time the threats seem unprecedented. The rise of… 
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