Democracy in peril?


How to increase faith in democracy? Tarek Masoud asks. At a recent Harvard seminar, the co-editor of the Journal of Democracy presented data from the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project to suggest that decline of liberal democracy is likely due to multiple factors, but …..

“Democracy’s legitimacy around the world feels more contested than at any time in recent memory,” he said, citing data from the Arab Barometer project and World Values Survey, which indicate that support for democracy is at a low ebb in fledgling democracies like Tunisia and Indonesia.

The event was part of a series on Democracy, Dialogue, and Division, which also featured Erica Chenoweth and Pippa Norris RTWT

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