Archive for the ‘Democracy’ Category

History is not a straight line. Events do not simply evolve one after another. Periods of apparent stability are riven with antagonism. Tensions accumulate. Crises erupt. New moments are born.

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Although unfinished at the time of his death, Peter Mair’s Ruling the Void, is an important book. It tells the story of the slow death -or what Mair calls the ‘hollowing out’- of Western European liberal democracy.

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