How Democracies Die

How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Politics
Paperback Published on: 03/01/2019
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How does a democracy die? What can we do to save our own? What lessons does history teach us? In the 21st century democracy is threatened like never before. Drawing insightful lessons from across history - from Pinochet's murderous Chilean regime to Erdogan's quiet dismantling in Turkey - Levitsky and Ziblatt explain why democracies fail, how leaders like Trump subvert them today and what each of us can do to protect our democratic rights.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241381359
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 225g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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How Democracies Die
Alarming yet hopeful
This is a must read for anyone interested in politics or the human world today.We all take democracy for granted but this work is a wake up call to its fra... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
How Democracies Die
Well researched book
This book describes how dictators no longer need to provoke a coup d'etat or military take over, they just take over a democracy from within by subverting ... READ MORE
Jacinta McLoughlin