Anna Luhrmann (Gothenburg) et al.: V-Dem Annual Report 2017: Democracy at Dusk? Shaen Corbet (Dublin City) and Constantin Gurdgiev (Trinity): Millennials’ Support for Liberal Democracy is Failing: A Deep Uncertainty Perspective. James Mensch (Charles): The Crisis of Legitimacy. Is there a crisis of liberal democracy? We have entered a new era in which two great-power adversaries are threatening our democratic way of life with great subtlety and sophistication. When democracies are under attack, it’s time to rein in executive power. Will global populism continue to erode democracies? Joshua Tucker interviews Anna Grzymala-Busse, president of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

The world is in economic, political and environmental gridlock — here’s why. Europeans have lost faith in their governments and institutions. From NYRB, is democracy in Europe doomed? No, the populist surge does not mean European democracy is collapsing. Is democracy in a worldwide decline? Nope. Should we trust democracy ratings? New research finds hidden biases.

Benjamin A.T. Graham (USC), Michael K. Miller (GWU), and Kaare W. Strom (UCSD): Safeguarding Democracy: Powersharing and Democratic Survival. Samuel Issacharoff (NYU): Democracy’s Deficits. Erica Benner on 8 delusions of western democracy we could do without.

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