Debasish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane on the Decline of Indian Democracy

Deb Chowdhry is a journalist who has published in Time, South China Morning Post, and Washington Times. John Keane is a Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney. They are the authors of the recent book To Kill a Democracy: India's Passage to Despotism.   Become a Patron! You treat votes as equal. My vote is... Continue Reading →

Does Inequality Kill a Democracy?

Become a Patron! Inequality in Democracy It’s not controversial to say democracy is about more than elections. Most scholars recognize democracy depends on liberal rights like free speech and the rights of the accused. Liberal democracy strives to combine civil liberties with political equality. But does democracy also depend on economic equality or at least... Continue Reading →

Dignity in a Digital Age and Other Democracy Books This Week

Democracy Books This Week Ro Khanna's Dignity in a Digital Age headlines this week's list of democracy books. But don't overlook the other titles included alongside it. Perhaps most interesting is John Keane's short history of democracy. Like always the topics touch on a variety of approaches to examine democracy. Lawrence Jacobs offers a reassessment of... Continue Reading →

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