ve daniel ziblatt
tarafından kaleme alınmış bir kitap
. yazarlar demokrasilerin önceden askeri darbeler
eliyle öldürüldüğünü, fakat artık seçimler
yoluyla demokrasinin öldürüldüğü örneklerin çoğaldığını söyleyerek bu konuyu incelemişler.
"since the end of the cold war, most democratic breakdowns have been caused not by generals
but by elected governments themselves. like hugo chávez
in venezuela, elected leaders have subverted democratic institutions in georgia
, the philippines
, sri lanka
democratic backsliding today begins at the ballot box
. the electoral road to breakdown is dangerously deceptive. with a classic coup d’état, as in pinochet’s chile, the death of a democracy is immediate and evident to all. the presidential palace burns. the president is killed, imprisoned or shipped off into exile. the constitution is suspended or scrapped.
on the electoral road, none of these things
happen. there are no tanks in the streets
. constitutions and other nominally democratic institutions remain in place. people still vote
. elected autocrats maintain a veneer of democracy while eviscerating its substance."
yazını devamı için: https://www.theguardian.com/…is-how-democracies-die