Democratic Decay: Conceptualising an Emerging Research Field

  title={Democratic Decay: Conceptualising an Emerging Research Field},
  author={Tom Gerald Daly},
  journal={Hague Journal on the Rule of Law},
  • T. Daly
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Hague Journal on the Rule of Law
In recent years the creeping deterioration of democratic rule worldwide has become a major preoccupation across a wide range of research fields and disciplines—especially public law and political science—as scholars struggle to understand the nature of evolving threats to a broad range of democratic systems. Many terms are now used to refer to the incremental degradation of democratic rule worldwide, or ‘democratic decay’. Abusive constitutionalism. Autocratic legalism. Populist… Expand
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