New op-ed: ‘Putting democracy’s troubles in context’

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I have a new op-ed in The Japan Times, which is based on my research on democracy and its trajectory. Without wanting to downplay or understate the many problems democracy is currently facing, with this piece I wanted to provide some historical perspective to suggest things are not quite as bad as some are suggesting. It is important we are realistic about what we can hope from democracy, and on a more fundamental level, not lose hope in its promise.

You can read the full article here.