Democracy Is in Crisis. Democracy Is Squandering Its Soft Power. Transitions to Democracy Are Stalled. Autocrats Are Resurgent. China Is a Formidable Competitor. Jihadism Is Posing a New Challenge. Where Does the Middle Class Stand? The Bottom Three Billion Must Be Recruited.Democratizing Development Assistance. We Need Resilience and Resurgence. Postscript: Has Democracy Been Trumped?
Roland Rich is on the faculty of the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University, USA. Previously, he served as executive head of the UN Democracy Fund (2007-2014), director of the Centre for Democratic Institutions at the Australian National University (1998-2005), and in the Australian Foreign Service.
"An incisive and honest analysis of democracy trends around the world, a healthy and constructive critique of the business of democracy and development assistance, and some useful ideas for addressing these daunting deficits." Theodore Piccone, Brookings Institution "An extremely eloquently, extraordinarily well written, and impressively informed piece of work. Rich provides a highly readable and accessible run-through of all the main challenges with which democracy is currently beset." Richard Youngs, Carnegie Europe