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Written by Jon Wallace, Hans Kundnani, Elizabeth Donnelly 11 April 2021

This article explores “What exactly is meant when people say ‘democracy’? Why is it assumed democracy should be the preferred form of government in the world? How does it compare to other models for political organization?” and the widespread understanding that “democracy is under threat” (Wallace et al., 2021).

Publisher: Chatham House

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Categories: Article, Liberal Democracy, Tools of Democracy, Multilateralism