The Myth of Democratic Recession

@article{Levitsky2015TheMO,
  title={The Myth of Democratic Recession},
  author={S. Levitsky and Steven Lucan A. Way},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={45 - 58}
}
  • S. Levitsky, Steven Lucan A. Way
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Democracy
  • A near consensus has emerged that the world has fallen into a “democratic recession.” Leading observers and democracy advocates characterize the last decade as a period of democratic “rollback,” “erosion,” or “decline,”1 in which new democracies have fallen victim to a “powerful authoritarian undertow.”2 In an article entitled “The Great Democracy Meltdown,” for example, Joshua Kurlantzick claims that global freedom has “plummeted.”3 Another observer suggests that “we might in fact be seeing… CONTINUE READING
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