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Has Democracy Had Its Day?

by Joshua Kurlantzick
May 31, 2013

Global financial recessions have created pressure on democratic systems. Riot police stand near the euro sign in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters during an anti-capitalist "Blockupy" demonstration on May 31, 2013. Global financial recessions have created pressure on democratic systems. Riot police stand near the euro sign in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters during an anti-capitalist "Blockupy" demonstration on May 31, 2013. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Courtesy Reuters)

In the current issue of Prospect, a UK magazine, Columbia University historian Mark Mazower has written an extensive cover story on the growing dissatisfaction with democratic government both in developing nations and in parts of the Western world, including the United States and Europe. His ambitious piece analyzes many of the challenges of modern-day democratic governance, including the United States’ own serious problems, and asks whether democracy is in serious regression worldwide. His review includes an extensive discussion of my new book Democracy in Retreat. Read Mazower’s essay here.

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