Tag Archives: Larry Diamond

Why democracy is in trouble

     

  Is democracy in trouble? Nearly 30 years after Francis Fukuyama declared the end of history and the triumph of liberal democracy, this question is no longer outlandish. But current… Read more »

Anwar in the wings of Malaysia’s renascent democracy

     

The good news is that Najib Razak’s massively corrupt and incrementally despotic nine-year rule is over. The cautionary news is that Malaysia’s democracy is not yet fully secured, given the… Read more »

Malaysia poll confirms ‘no reason to give up on democracy’

     

  As Malaysia’s most powerful man, Najib Razak worked hard to keep the public from accessing information about a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Now they just might find… Read more »

Is democracy in its death throes? Declinism’s flaws and follies

     

A few years ago the US academic Larry Diamond declared that a “democratic recession” had set in after about 2006. The long global expansion of democracy that began with the… Read more »

Russian kleptocrats ‘fraught with anxieties’: why the latest sanctions will bite

     

The lives of Russian kleptocrats in Britain are suddenly fraught with new anxieties, the Washington Post reports: Critics in London of Russian President Vladimir Putin are reevaluating their need for… Read more »