In: Politics

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.


9 Article

Why Democracy Stalled in the Middle East

Economic Despair and the Triumph of the China Model
Amaney A. Jamal and Michael Robbins
Foreign Affairs, 2022
9 Video
John J. Mearsheimer
The Bush School of Government & Public Service, 2018
8 Report

The Global State of Democracy 2021

Building Resilience in a Pandemic Era
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
IDEA, 2021
9 Article
Jennifer Jett
The New York Times, 2021
7 Report
Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov et al.
IMF, 2021
7 Article

The Age of Zombie Democracies

Why Autocrats Are Abandoning Even the Pretense of Democratic Rituals
Kenneth Roth
Foreign Affairs, 2021
8 Article

Global Migration Drives Global Democracy

How Workers Abroad Weaken Dictators Back Home
Abel Escribà-Folch et al.
Foreign Affairs, 2021
8 Book


The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America
Christopher Leonard
Simon & Schuster, 2019
9 Article
Jon Allsop
Columbia Journalism Review, 2021

The Revenge of Power

How Autocrats Are Reinventing Politics for the 21st Century
Moisés Naím
St. Martin’s Press, 2022