Tag: Seymour Martin Lipset

Consolidating democracy after Malaysia’s election tsunami

     

Following his stunning electoral upset over Prime Minister Najib Razak, Malaysia’s 92-year-old prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad is steadfast on the need for reform and said his earlier tenure in no… Read more »

The Crisis of Postnationalism

     

Nationalism paired with democracy makes for a difficult marriage, but any prospect of divorce is wishful thinking, according to a leading scholar. Like religion, nationalism was supposed to wither away… Read more »

What’s behind the worldwide decline of democracy?

     

The history of democracy globally is strewn with examples of extremists and demagogues manipulating prejudice, insecurity, and fear in a bid for power, argues Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at… Read more »

How the West’s normativists misjudged Russia

     

The expert community both in the West and Russia is retracing the steps that Sovietologists made in the 1980s, when they turned out to be completely unprepared for the disintegration… Read more »