India, Sri Lanka, and the Majoritarian Danger

  title={India, Sri Lanka, and the Majoritarian Danger},
  author={Alfred Stepan},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={128 - 140}
  • Alfred Stepan
  • Published 7 January 2015
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
It is disturbing to acknowledge here, as we mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Journal of Democracy, that the question addressed by this special issue of the Journal is whether the trend toward democratization in the world has peaked and begun to recede. In the July 2014 issue, Marc F. Plattner noted that Freedom House’s “measurements of various aspects of political rights and civil liberties now show eight consecutive years of slow declines.”1 And of course, the world’s four most… 

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