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The Reference Shelf: Democracy Evolving

Table of Contents

Preface



1 Democracy Defined



What Is American Democracy?



20 Common Forms of Government—Study Starters



What Exactly is Neoliberalism?



Democracy’s Midlife Crisis: An Interview with David Runciman



History and Democracy



Is the United States of America a Republic or a Democracy?



Are We Witnessing the Death of Liberal Democracy



2 Democracy in Context



Democratic Identity and Economy



The Rise of Authoritarian Capitalism



Big Fail: The Internet Hasn’t Helped Democracy



American Democracy Is Ailing: Thinking Like an Economist Can Help



Economic Freedom Is Essential to Democracy



E Pluribus Unum? The Fight Over Identity Politics



3 Democracy or Dictatorship?



Democratic Authoritarianism



American Democracy Is in Crisis, and Not Just Because of Trump



American Democracy Has Gone Through Dark Times Before



Lessons in the Decline of Democracy from the Ruined Roman Republic



A Major Democracy Watchdog Just Published a Scathing Report on Trump



Why Is American Democracy in Danger?



4 How Fragile is Democracy?



The Global View



The Growing Signs of the Fragility and Resilience of Liberal Democracy



“Yes, We Need to Do Better”: World Leaders Talk Democracy



Despite Global Concerns about Democracy, More Than Half of Countries Are Democratic



Democracy Is More Fragile Than Many of Us Realized, but Don’t Believe That It Is Doomed



Poland’s Nationalism Threatens Europe’s Values, and Cohesion



5 What Do We Think of Democracy?



Attitudes and Approaches



The Public, the Political System and American Democracy



20 of America’s Top Political Scientists Gathered to Discuss Our Democracy: They’re Scared



What the World Can Learn about Equality from the Nordic Model



The Nordic Democratic-Socialist Myth



Are Millennials Giving Up on Democracy?



On the Sidelines of Democracy: Exploring Why So Many Americans Don’t Vote



Bibliography



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