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How does a democracy die?

31/07/2021 01:07 PM | Click to read full article

How do democracies die? The old question has a new urgency because global surveys are everywhere reporting dipping confidence in democracy and marked jumps in citizens’ frustrations with government corruption and incompetence.

John Keane in his column ‘Phantom democracy’ writes, when democratically elected governments cease to be held accountable by a society weakened by poor health, low morale and joblessness, demagogues are prone to blindness and ineptitude.