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dc.contributor.authorCorbett, J
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-26T23:04:13Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T23:04:13Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1478-9299
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1478929919864785
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387794
dc.description.abstractDemocracy in the United States and Europe is said to be at the crossroads. I review five recent books that seek to diagnose and cure this ‘crisis’. Explanations range from institutional dysfunction and elite maleficence to technological change and rising economic inequality. Remedies include everything from institutional engineering to moral persuasion. Collectively, the books raise two important questions: is this really a crisis and if it is, can democratisation theory, the branch of political science dedicated to explaining why regimes rise and fall, tell us why? I conclude that if we are to explain the deconsolidation of well-established democracies in which all of the usual pre-conditions had been met, then we must first question the linear narrative about democracy being a naturally legitimate form of regime.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolitical Studies Review
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleThe Deconsolidation of Democracy: Is It New and What Can Be Done About It?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCorbett, J, The Deconsolidation of Democracy: Is It New and What Can Be Done About It?, Political Studies Review, 2019
dc.date.updated2019-09-26T22:57:02Z
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyrightJack Corbett, The Deconsolidation of Democracy: Is It New and What Can Be Done About It?, Political Studies Review, 2019. Copyright 2019 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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