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Under many nondemocratic systems, good policy is bad politics, and bad policy helps leaders stay in office. The result is poorer performance in terms of economic growth.
Volume 12, Issue 4
Although his methods are hardly democratic, Putin’s efforts to strengthen the Russian state may help democracy in the long term.
Volume 11, Issue 2
Lavín’s strong showing did not represent an “earthquake” or a dramatic change in the electoral landscape. Voting patterns have remained basically unchanged since 1988, giving Lagos a clear mandate to…
Volume 21, Issue 1
The Editors' introduction to the Journal of Democracy's Twentieth Anniversary Issue.