What’s causing democratic disillusion?


The Mongolian government’s failure to address critical issues such as increasing socioeconomic inequality and corruption has fueled growing frustration, populist sentiments, and widespread disillusionment with democracy. In response to the discontent with democratic governance, a new wave of leadership and activism that is determined to consolidate democracy and combat rising populism has emerged.

In the above presentation at the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, Mongolian sociologist Dolgion Aldar drew on her knowledge as an independent researcher of good governance and social issues to illustrate what is at stake thirty years after Mongolia’s democratic revolution in 1990.

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