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Journal Cover Journal of Democracy
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  • Liberal Democracy’s Fading Allure
    • Abstract: I did not have the privilege of knowing Ralf Dahrendorf other than through some correspondence with him in 2003 when he contributed an article to the Journal of Democracy. But I have known several people who were close to him—not least my good friend Professor João Carlos Espada, the organizer of this conference, who included an eloquent short chapter on Dahrendorf in his new book The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty.1 Of course, I also am familiar with Dahrendorf through his writings, especially his wonderful little book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, which appeared in 1990 shortly after communism fell in Central and Eastern Europe.2 This wise appraisal of the situation facing the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Eroding Norms and Democratic Deconsolidation
    • Abstract: As far-right parties make electoral gains across many Western democracies, attention has turned to the wide-ranging implications of this troubling development. One important line of inquiry asks about the potential dangers to democracy: Are voters simply letting off steam, or are we seeing genuine threats to key democratic principles and practices' Are such pillars of democracy as respect for minority rights, the rule of law, and checks and balances on executive power at risk in some of the world’s oldest democracies' In these pages recently, Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk answered these questions in the affirmative.1 Drawing on data from the World Values Survey (WVS)—including recent waves ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Opposition Inches Forward
    • Abstract: The quest for democracy in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been a story of tiny steps forward overshadowed by heart-wrenching setbacks. The country’s 19 May 2017 presidential election illustrates this painful dynamic. The campaign drew exuberant popular participation in favor of a more open society, but the election itself was followed by relentless attacks on openness. The assault by conservative forces in the clerical regime extended to the election’s winner, incumbent president Hassan Rouhani, owing to his identification with reformist elements. One might be tempted to despair at the repeated defeats of the cause suffered by open political competition in Iran, but the truth is that this cause ... Read More
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  • Waning Democratic Hopes
    • Abstract: On 19 May 2017, Iranian voters went to the polls to choose their president. In the absence of independent observers, we can only cite the un-verifiable official results that come from the Interior Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran. These figures claim, for starters, 73 percent participation by eligible voters. If true, that is not the highest turnout ever asserted by the Islamic Republic, but it is high by Iranian standards. It is also high compared to turnout in typical democratic countries, and thus provides fodder for boasts about the superiority of Iran’s “Islamic democracy” to systems (such as that of the United States) in which turn-out is chronically low. Certainly, the Islamic ... Read More
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  • From Liberation to Turmoil: Social Media And Democracy
    • Abstract: In 2010, Time magazine chose Mark Zuckerberg as its annual “Person of the Year.” He had, said the newsweekly, turned “the lonely, antisocial world of random chance into a friendly world, a serendipitous world” through his vastly popular social-media platform Facebook.1 A year later, Zuckerberg’s portrait in Time was replaced as Person of the Year by that of “the protester.” This figure represented those who had voiced dissent—often by organizing on Facebook or Twitter—against authoritarian rulers in Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen, as well as those who had taken to the streets for months against unemployment, austerity, and inequality in, among other democratic countries, Greece, Spain, and ... Read More
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  • The Kremlin Emboldened
    • Abstract: A virtual unknown at the time of his rise to the Russian presidency in 1999, Vladimir Putin has moved to the center of international attention. From armed incursions into neighboring Ukraine to covert attempts at undermining democracies, he has acted aggressively to elevate Russia’s stature abroad. At home, amid an upsurge of bellicose patriotism and an ever-harsher crackdown on regime opponents, his approval ratings have shot sky-high. Putin has shown himself adept at changing colors with the times. He cuts an ideologically ambiguous figure in comparison to such leaders as Venezuela’s late Hugo Chávez, and makes no claim to represent a holistic doctrine on the model of his Marxist predecessors. Yet ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • What Is Putinism'
    • Abstract: A quarter-century after the demise of the Soviet regime, Russia again presents a powerful challenge to global liberalism and to the Western democratic community. Ambitious military modernization, aggression in the post-Soviet neighborhood, intervention in the Middle East, the construction of a global propaganda network, support for despots abroad, and brazen interference in elections in established democracies all point toward confrontation. But these wide-ranging Russian policies also reflect a deeper evolution: As was the case in the Soviet Union before the reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev (1985–91), Russia is again ruled by a self-confident elite that claims to represent a superior alternative to ... Read More
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  • Putinism After Crimea
    • Abstract: Two years ago, leading Russian political sociologist Kirill Rogov made an intriguing observation about Vladimir Putin’s support. He noticed that while Putin’s approval ratings over the previous fifteen years had correlated positively with the public’s view of the country’s economic performance, the connection was far from constraining: A greater (sometimes far greater) share of respondents approved of the president than believed the nation and its economy were doing well. Most intriguingly, Putin’s ratings occasionally went up even as people’s views of whether the country was “going in the right direction” grew dimmer. 1 I was reminded of Rogov’s observation by the passage in M. Steven Fish’s ... Read More
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  • Why Putinism Arose
    • Abstract: It has taken more than fifteen years for Western policy makers to realize that the “new” Russia with Vladimir Putin at its helm presents an existential threat. Today’s Russia is not just the world’s second strongest military power, but also a country where senior clerics suggest that peace is bad for society and local strongmen make obscene threats of nuclear devastation.1 It is a country where public service has become a supremely profitable business, with a ruling elite that has corrupted Western officials by funneling hundreds of billions of dollars in ill-gotten gains into foreign banks and real estate. It has elevated politically motivated killings and cyberwarfare to “ordinary” instruments of foreign ... Read More
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  • How Putin Wins Support
    • Abstract: If Vladimir Putin seeks and wins a fourth term as Russia’s president in March 2018, as most observers expect, his reign will extend well into its third decade. An entire generation of Russians will grow into their twenties without having known any other leadership. The significance of this milestone stretches beyond the country’s borders: Putin and the Russia he rules have come to epitomize authoritarianism in the twenty-first century. While the world has plenty of unreformed despots and even a few communist parties clinging to power, the striking trend of the last thirty years has been autocracy’s return in states once thought to be liberalizing polyarchies. And perhaps no one has done a better job of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Paradoxes of Decline
    • Abstract: The deeply rooted system of personalized power that historically has characterized Russian politics has assumed new forms and adopted new methods over time. In recent years, this system’s current incarnation—the regime of Vladimir Putin and his cohort—has markedly altered its approach to ruling Russia. Since the 2014 annexation of Crimea and subsequent rise in tensions between Russia and the West, the system has increasingly drawn on military-patriotic legitimacy and forceful repression of the population to keep itself afloat. But in this crackdown lie unmistakable signs of decay, with critical implications not just for Putin’s regime, but for the system of which it is the latest manifestation. In place of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Putin Is not Russia
    • Abstract: “Plucking the chicken feather by feather to lessen its squawking.”1 So Benito Mussolini described his path to consolidating his power in Italy in the 1920s. Incrementally, step by step, but with the end result never in doubt, he moved against Parliament, trade unions, opposition parties, and independent newspapers until Italy’s precarious post–World War I democracy gave way to a full-fledged dictatorship. Vladimir Putin heeded Mussolini’s advice. Unlike the Bolsheviks, who seized power in Russia in a coup d’état on 7 November 1917, or the KGB and Communist Party hard-liners who spectacularly failed to do so during the attempted putsch of 19–21 August 1991, Putin did not seek to grab power in a single swoop. ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • South Korea After Impeachment
    • Abstract: In just over a year, between April 2016 and May 2017, a series of dramatic events roiled the domestic politics of South Korea (hereinafter Korea). Things began normally enough: An election to fill all 300 seats in the unicameral National Assembly went forward as scheduled on 13 April 2016. A presidential balloting was set to follow in due course near the close of 2017 as the incumbent, Park Geun Hye of the right-of-center Saenuri (New Frontier) Party,1 finished the single five-year term that the constitution allows. In late October 2016, however, a lightning bolt of scandal electrified the scene. President Park and her confidante, Choi Soon Sil, faced charges of cronyism and other forms of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Elections in the Hardest Places: The Case of Somalia
    • Abstract: Since 1990, at least two-dozen countries have endured insurgency or civil war and state failure, followed by externally mediated negotiations. The peace accord invariably calls for an extended period of transitional government based on a power-sharing formula. Some of these countries backslide into renewed civil war; some graduate to “postconflict” status; still others wallow in a messy, prolonged state of “not war, not peace.” Whatever trajectory these countries take, the holy grail of postconflict political transitions has been agreement on a new constitution, and then the holding of elections. Elections are seen as a critical wellspring of legitimacy for the government, a source of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Strengthening Constitutionalism in Asia
    • Abstract: Is liberal democracy in retreat' Around the world, scholars and advocates of democracy have been worrying that it is. Recently in these pages, Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk lamented the loosening hold of liberal-democratic attitudes on citizens even in the West’s leading developed democracies, and warned about the dangers of democratic de-consolidation in those countries. The worry has been particularly acute in Asia, where the notion of illiberal democracy (often offered as part of the “Asian values” argument) has long been advanced as an alternative to the checks and balances of liberal constitutionalism. This version of democracy typically means fewer institutional constraints on populist or ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • How Much Democratic Backsliding'
    • Abstract: Is there evidence of a global democratic recession' The answer, unfortunately, is yes. The average level of democracy in the world has slipped back to where it was before the year 2000. The decline has been moderate, however, and most changes have occurred within regime categories—with democracies becoming less liberal and autocracies less competitive and more repressive. So far, at least, the data show relatively few countries backsliding from democracy all the way to full-blown autocracy.1 Our analysis is based on the largest democracy database ever compiled. The Varieties of Democracy Project (V-Dem) contains more than eighteen-million data points relevant to democracy, measuring 350 highly ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • China’s Eurasian Century' Political and Strategic Implications of
           the Belt and Road Initiative by Nadège Rolland (review)
    • Abstract: During the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, one leader made an impassioned plea for globalization, admonishing the audience to “rise to the challenge,” for “history is made by the brave.” Champions of globalization are common at Davos, but this leader was not one of the usual suspects. Instead, it was Xi Jinping, president of the world’s largest autocracy, the People’s Republic of China. Yet as China specialist Nadège Rolland says in her new book, this should come as no surprise. In fact, she notes, globalization and its underpinnings are at the heart of Xi’s vision for a reshaped global order, of which China is to be the center. Rolland outlines the drivers and possible ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Election Watch
    • Abstract: Albania: In June 25 elections for the 140-seat National Assembly, the Socialist Party led by Prime Minister Edi Rama won 48 percent of the vote and 74 seats. The opposition Democratic Party led by Lulzim Basha won 29 percent and 43 seats, and the Socialist Movement for Integration led by Petrit Vasili won 14 percent and 19 seats. Two smaller parties split the remaining seats. The vote was postponed by one week as part of a May 18 agreement among the parties that averted the opposition’s possible boycott of the elections. A preliminary statement by OSCE observers praised the peaceful conduct of the elections, but reported “widespread allegations of vote buying and pressure on voters” that undermined voter ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Documents on Democracy
    • Abstract: On August 17, a Hong Kong court of appeals sentenced democracy activists Alex Chow (b. 1990), Nathan Law (b. 1993), and Joshua Wong (b. 1996) to prison for their involvement in the 2014 student-led protests that evolved into the 79-day Umbrella Movement. Prosecutors had appealed a lower court’s 2016 ruling sentencing the activists to community service and a suspended jail term, arguing that the lighter penalties would fail to deter possible future protesters. Political figures from around the world issued an open letter on August 18 calling for the activists’ release. Excerpts from the letter appear below: The decision by the courts in Hong Kong to sentence three courageous, principled young men to jail ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • News and Notes
    • Abstract: Journal of Democracy editorial board member and frequent contributor Ivan Krastev is the author of a new book entitled After Europe. In a video interview published this August on the Journal’s website (www.journalofdemocracy.org), Krastev sat down with Leonard Benardo of the Open Society Foundations to discuss some of the key questions raised in this work. Krastev and Benardo examine a wide range of social, political, and ideological dynamics likely to shape Europe’s politics in the years to come. Their conversation delves into the future of the liberal world order, covering such topics as the impact of generational change on the ascendant liberalism of the 1990s, and the reentry of nationalism and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Liu Xiaobo (1955–2017)
    • Abstract: On July 13, imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer, after long being denied appropriate medical treatment. A well-known essayist and poet, he was arrested just after the Tiananmen Square massacre for his support of the protesters. After spending a year and a half in prison, he continued his work as an underground writer, only to be imprisoned again in 1995. Barely a half-year after his release, he was arrested once more for his writings and sentenced to three years in a labor camp, from which he emerged in 1999. During the 2000s he resumed his writing career, was elected to serve as chair of the writers’ group Independent Chinese PEN Center, and took on ... Read More
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  • Books Received
    • Abstract: The books listed below were recently received by the editors. A listing here does not preclude a review in a future issue. ... Read More
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