How Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Democracy?

  title={How Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Democracy?},
  author={Lauri Rapeli and Inga A.-L. Saikkonen},
  journal={Democratic Theory},
In this commentary, we discuss some possible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in both established and newer democracies. We expect that the pandemic will not have grave long-term effects on established democracies. We assess the future of democracy after COVID-19 in terms of immediate effects on current democratic leaders, and speculate on the long-term effects on support for democratic institutions and principles. We also discuss possible implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global… 
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Presidential Popularity from Truman to Johnson1
I think [my grandchildren] will be proud of two things. What I did for the Negro and seeing it through in Vietnam for all of Asia. The Negro cost me 15 points in the polls and Vietnam cost me 20.
The effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on political support: Some good news for democracy?” QPE Working Paper 2020–1, King’s College London
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