For more than twenty years, the Journal of Democracy has been a leading voice in the conversation about government by consent and its place in the world. The Journal is published for the National Endowment for Democracy by the Johns Hopkins University Press and is available to subscribers through Project MUSE.
IS DEMOCRACY IN DECLINE?
This is the question that editors Marc F. Plattner and Larry Diamond posed to leading democracy experts, including Francis Fukuyama, Robert Kagan, and Thomas Carothers, in the Journal's 25th anniversary issue.
Marc Plattner explains in his introductory essay that the Journal felt "compelled to confront head-on the question of whether democracy is in decline," because it is the question on everyone's minds today. Some contributors, like Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way in “The Myth of Democratic Recession,” challenge the notion that democracy is in trouble, while others, like Larry Diamond, urge that the time has come for “Facing Up to the Democratic Recession.”
Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World
The uprisings that swept the Arab world beginning in 2010 toppled four entrenched rulers and seemed to create a political opening in a region long impervious to democratization.
Will China Democratize?
Although China has achieved extraordinary economic success without the CCP regime loosening its authoritarian grip, can the country continue its growth without political reform?