Thursday, August 6,  2020
Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, and Director of Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is also Founding Co-editor of the Journal of Democracy. This essay is adapted from his chapter in the forthcoming volume "New Ideas on Development after the Financial Crisis" (2011), co-edited by Nancy Birdsall and Francis Fukuyama.


The Impact of the Economic Crisis: Why Democracies SurviveWhere governance is bad — where corruption and abuse of power are rampant, and where inequality is extreme and intensifying — economic factors may not matter much for democracy that - political factors may be more important in determining the fate of new and fragile democracies 


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