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- In "The Danger of Deconsolidation: “The Democratic Disconnect,” Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk ask if citizens in the U.S. and Europe remain committed to democracy. Weighing in on the question in “The Danger of Deconsolidation: How Much Should We Worry?,” Ronald Inglehart is less gloomy about democracy's future prospects.
- In “25 Years After the USSR: What’s Gone Wrong?" Henry Hale explains why democracy has not fared well in Eurasia since the Soviet breakup.
- Xi Jinping has launched a sweeping ideological campaign that mixes nationalism, Leninism, and Maoism in order to cement continued Communist Party rule, as Suisheng Zhao details in "Xi Jinping’s Maoist Revival.”
Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy
In recent years, as leading authoritarian countries such as China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela have become emboldened within the global arena, challenging the liberal international political order, the advanced democracies have retreated rather than responding to this threat.
Democracy in Decline?
For almost a decade, Freedom House’s annual survey has highlighted a decline in democracy in most regions of the globe. Some analysts say this shows that the world has entered a "democratic recession." Others dispute that interpretation, emphasizing democracy’s success in maintaining the huge gains it made during the last quarter of the twentieth century.
The Danger of Deconsolidation: The Democratic Disconnect