Democratic Recession

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


Summaries

Why Autocrats Are Abandoning Even the Pretense of Democratic Rituals

Kenneth Roth

Foreign Affairs, 2021

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Masha Gessen

Riverhead, 2020

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Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them

Ethan Zuckerman

W.W. Norton, 2021

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How Workers Abroad Weaken Dictators Back Home

Abel Escribà-Folch et al.

Foreign Affairs, 2021

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Jennifer Jett

The New York Times, 2021

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Jon Allsop

Columbia Journalism Review, 2021

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Ezra Klein

Avid Reader Press, 2020

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Countries Fail the Same Way Businesses Do, Gradually and Then Suddenly

Daron Acemoglu

Foreign Affairs, 2020

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The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy

Nancy Rosenblum

Princeton UP, 2019

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How Technology Strengthens Autocracy

Andrea Kendall-Taylor et al.

Foreign Affairs, 2020

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