How Democracy Ends

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Ranked #97 in Democracy

How will democracy end? And what will replace it? A preeminent political scientist examines the past, present, and future of an endangered political philosophy

Since the end of World War II, democracy's sweep across the globe seemed inexorable. Yet today, it seems radically imperiled, even in some of the world's most stable democracies. How bad could things get?

In How Democracy Ends, David Runciman argues that we are trapped in outdated twentieth-century ideas of democratic failure. By fixating on coups and violence, we are focusing on the wrong threats....

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Stephen Bush He takes as his subject the question that has become incredibly politically timely: With the rise of populist and antidemocratic leaders throughout the world, are we entering the last days of liberal democracy? (Source)

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