Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Democratic Rollback: The Resurgence of the Predatory State

Journal Article

Larry Diamond - Stanford University

Published by
Foreign Affairs, March/April 2008

After decades of historic gains, the world has slipped into a democratic recession. Predatory states are on the rise, threatening both nascent and established democracies throughout the world. But this trend can be reversed with the development of good governance and strict accountability and the help of conditional aid from the West.