Open Democracy Book Club: How Democracies Die

How Democracies Die 

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Since the days of ancient Athens, democracies have arisen and disappeared, often suffering violent deaths.  In How Democracies Die, Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt teach us that democracy no longer ends in a shower of bullets but with the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions and the erosion of long-standing political norms.  The culprits are not wild-eyed revolutionaries or foreign adversaries, they are us, or at least a sub-set of us.  They give us clear examples of how some democracies have died in the last century and invite us to consider what lessons these fates offer for our own country.  This is the way democracy ends, not with bang but a whimper.

About the Authors

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are Professors of Government at Harvard University. Levitsky’s research focuses on Latin America and the developing world. He is the author of Competitive Authoritarianism and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Ziblatt studies Europe from the nineteenth century to the present. He is the author, most recently, of Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy. Both Levitsky and Ziblatt have written for Vox and The New York Times, among other publications.
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ISBN: 978-1524762940
Publisher: Crown
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
Pages: 320
Language: English

Available at your local bookstore: Gibson's Bookstore - Toadstool Bookshops - Water Street Bookstore in print or audio book.

 

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Topic: OD Book Club: Where Democracies Die
Time: Apr 14, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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