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Democracy's tribulations: what's in store?

Jacques Richardson (Member of the editorial board of foresight.)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 24 July 2007

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Abstract

Purpose

The author seeks to explain the assaults made recently on the democratic process in many parts of the world.

Design/methodology/approach

The democratic mechanism is broken into operational segments in order to identify the variety of dysfunctions or attacks involved.

Findings

Democracy, spreading geographically during the past century and a half, is suffering setbacks in diverse global regions. The author describes the phenomenon and its results.

Originality/value

As in chemistry, physics and mechanics, a process may be difficult to understand if observed only in part. In order to perceive the significance of the process, a holistic approach is a preferred strategy for comprehension.

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Citation

Richardson, J. (2007), "Democracy's tribulations: what's in store?", Foresight, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 45-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636680710773821

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2007, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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