Democracy Erodes from the Top: Public Opinion and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe

Written by Larry M. Bartels 11 September 2020

Larry M. Bartels argues that “culpability for Europe’s current crisis of democracy...lies overwhelmingly with political elites”, using analysis that summarizes “broad trends in European public opinion” and examining “the two most prominent examples of democratic “backsliding” in contemporary Europe” in Hungary and Poland (Larry M. Bartels, September 2020).

Publisher: Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Vanderbilt University

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Categories: Paper, Authoritarianism, Tools of Democracy