How Democracy Ends

How Democracy Ends

A preeminent political scientist's account of the demise of Western democracy and exploration of what lies ahead

Since the end of World War II, democracy's sweep across the globe seemed inexorable. Yet today, it seems radically imperiled, even in some of the world's most stable democracies. How bad could things get?

In How Democracy Ends, David Runciman argues that we are trapped in outdated twentieth-century ideas of democratic failure. By fixating on coups and violence,… (more)