Online Exchange on “Democratic Deconsolidation”
In July 2016 and January 2017, the Journal of Democracy published two articles on “democratic deconsolidation” by Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk. These essays not only generated a great deal of commentary in the media, but also stimulated numerous responses from scholars focusing on Foa and Mounk’s analysis of the survey data that is at the heart of their argument.
Several prominent experts approached the Journal asking if we would publish their critiques of the Foa and Mounk articles.
Articles available here:
The Myth of Deconsolidation: Rising Liberalism and the Populist Reaction – Amy C. Alexander & Christian Welzel
Is Western Democracy Backsliding? Diagnosing the Risks – Pippa Norris
Re People Really Turning Away From Democracy? – Erik Voeten
The End of the Consolidation Paradigm a Response to Our Critics – Roberto Stefan Foa & Yascha Mounk