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dc.contributor.authorCorbett, J
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-26T23:04:13Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T23:04:13Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1478-9299en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1478929919864785en_US
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolitical Studies Reviewen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606en_US
dc.titleThe Deconsolidation of Democracy: Is It New and What Can Be Done About It?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCorbett, J, The Deconsolidation of Democracy: Is It New and What Can Be Done About It?, Political Studies Review, 2019en_US
dc.date.updated2019-09-26T22:57:02Z
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
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.en_US
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