Illiberal vs Liberal Democracy

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Illiberal vs. Liberal Democracy Fareed Zakaria
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Zakaria’s Points There has been a recent “wave” of global democratization 188 of the world’s 193 countries are “democratic” 54% of the world’s population now live under a democratic form of government There is a problem with this “wave of democratization” however…. . 50% of these democratizing nations rank higher on Freedom House’s ‘political liberties” index than they do on its civil liberties” index. Consequently, they rank as “illiberal” democracies.
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Zakaria’s Points These countries are moving rapidly toward incorporating even more illiberal features (less institutional protections of civil liberties) Fukuyama’s conclusion that Western Liberalism has triumphed is premature. Liberal democracy is but one of several democratic models that may develop. Illiberal democracy represents an alternative model.
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Zakaria’s Points Illiberal Democracy: Process: Competitive Multiparty Elections
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