Democratic Recession

All over the world a seemingly unassailable liberal world order finds itself under attack. Nationalism, populism and tribal politics, long thought to be a thing of the past, are experiencing a massive comeback. These summaries will help you make sense of this worrying trend.

Summaries

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Xi Jinping’s Quest to Dominate China

Richard McGregor

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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How Duterte’s Brutal Populism Conquered the Philippines

Sheila S. Coronel

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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Orban’s Evolution and Hungary’s Demise

Paul Lendvai

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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The Rise and Rule of Turkey’s Islamist Shapeshifter

Kaya Genc

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past

Shaun Walker

Oxford UP, 2018

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America and Our Imperiled World

Robert Kagan

Knopf, 2018

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Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution

Ben Fountain

Ecco, 2018

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Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

Yascha Mounk

Harvard UP, 2018

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Proclaiming the Deeper Truth About Political Illegitimacy

Oliver Hahl et al.

ASA, 2018

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And What Comes in Its Wake

Richard Haass

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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