Democratic decoupling

  title={Democratic decoupling},
  author={Iza Ding and Dan Slater},
  pages={63 - 80}
ABSTRACT Democratic backsliding does not necessarily see all democratic institutions erode in parallel fashion. This article analyses contemporary democratic backsliding through the lens of institutional change, as a process of “democratic decoupling,” in which a systematic gap opens up between the constitutive features of liberal democracy. Specifically, we focus on the worldwide decoupling between electoral quality and rights protections over the past decade. Using global data from the V-Dem… 
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