This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. This is part two of an essay on humility’s value for democracy in dark times. Read part one here.
Joshua Kurlantzick’s provocative book Democracy in Retreat paints a pessimistic picture of the prospects for democracy in much of the world. Echoing Thomas Carothers’ influential observations, Kurlantzick strongly suggests political transitions can no longer be expected to lead to liberal democracy.
Reflecting on how democracy promoters should adjust …read more
Source: The Conversation