Why Democracy Thrives in Some Places and Not Others

Written by unsigned 13 August 2020

“Two common beliefs about democracy are that it began in ancient Athens and, on spreading from there, remained peculiarly Western. David Stasavage, a professor of politics at New York University, finds both views mistaken. Without them, he thinks it will be easier to get hopes and fears for present-day democracy into better perspective and balance” (The Economist, 2020).

Publisher: The Economist

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Categories: Liberal Democracy, Tools of Democracy