The latest analysis on this front comes from a really interesting article at Democracy Digest:
A ”third wave” of autocratization which first gained momentum in the mid 1990’s has developed across the world, says the annual report of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project. autocratization which first gained momentum in the mid 1990’s has developed across the world.
V-Dem defines autocratization as any substantial or significant worsening on the scale of liberal democracy in a country and the ”third wave” alludes to unprecedented number of countries currently being affected, Ryan White writes for Democracy Without Borders.
Yet for all its recent setbacks, democracy still has the resources not only to resist but also to beat back the authoritarian tide, a leading analyst observes.
The inspiring and indefatigable protests in Hong Kong and Khartoum, and in a host of other places from Kinshasa to Kazakhstan, remind us that oppressed people will take risks to press for freedom whenever the opportunity arises, and that tactics of non-violent civil resistance can work to challenge the mightiest bastions of tyranny, argues Stanford University’s Larry Diamond.
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