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The Reference Shelf: Democracy Evolving

Table of Contents


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