Ormai è raro che il potere venga conquistato attraverso un golpe militare o comunque con la forza. Quasi tutti i paesi tengono regolarmente elezioni. Le democrazie muoiono ancora, ma con altri mezzi. Dalla fine della Guerra Fredda a oggi, a determinare la morte di una democrazia non sono quasi mai generali e soldati, ma gli stessi governi eletti. Leader eletti hanno sovvertito le istituzioni democratiche in Venezuela, Georgia, Filippine, Nicaragua, Perù, Polonia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Turchia, Ucraina e Ungheria. Oggi il tracollo di una democrazia comincia nelle urne. Steven Levitsky e Daniel Ziblatt attraversano la storia recente per identificare i passaggi cruciali e le condizioni che si ripropongono, seppure in diverse declinazioni, ogni volta che una democrazia viene gradualmente trasformata in regime autoritario da un leader eletto Un processo messo in atto dall'interno delle istituzioni e con mezzi legali. Introduzione di Sergio Fabbrini.
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- Data di uscita: 11-04-2019
I have not read Fire and Fury and doubt that I will. It seems too much like gossip to me, and too similar to the truckload of OBAMA IS DESTROYING AMERICA books that occurred during the last administration. But I bought How Democracy Dies the first day it came out, and read it in an evening because i Leggi tutto
This is a well-researched analysis of the factors leading to the death of democracies, the signs of the rise of authoritarianism and the threats to the checks and balances that were supposed to prevent the election of demagogues. It outlines strategies employed by elected authoritarians to consolida Leggi tutto
"Two basic norms have preserved America’s checks and balances in ways we have come to take for granted: mutual toleration, or the understanding that competing parties accept one another as legitimate rivals, and forbearance, or the idea that politicians should exercise restraint in deploying their i Leggi tutto
This book delivers autopsies of various democracies from 30,000 feet. Hitler, Hugo Chavez, Pinochet, Trump somehow all get blended into this survey. So the bulk of the book works as an introductory history course. That's fine, but the rise of Hitler, for example, is old information. What I am lookin Leggi tutto
This may be the worst well-written book I have ever read. That is, most awful books are bad in their writing, bad in their organization, bad in their reasoning, and bad in their typesetting. No such badness is evident here—How Democracies Die hits all the points it intends to, and reads crisply and Leggi tutto
I want you to see this man. He's the reason why I had to read this book. I'll be honest I'm not the biggest fan of America. I'm rather indifferent about them but I'm also aware of the importance of this country for the rest of the world. So like many people I was concern when Donald Trump got into po Leggi tutto
Below is how the authors see the need for this book and its purpose: “This is how we tend to think of democracies dying: at the hands of men with guns. During the Cold War, coups d’état accounted for nearly three out of every four democratic breakdowns. Democracies in Argentina, Brazil, the Dominican Leggi tutto
I found this book fascinating. Ziblatt and Levitsky are respected scholars in the field of democracy studies. They teach at Harvard University. The book is well written and researched. It is written in an easy to read style that is easy for the lay person to follow. The first part of the book reviewe Leggi tutto
This book is a sobering consideration of how democratic governments have, through subtle and even legal steps, evolved into authoritarian states. If American norms--political interaction not legislated but tacitly agreed upon--continue to be eroded we, too, could quickly find ourselves watching the
This book was quite disappointing. I was expecting a thorough analysis on how stable democracies turned into authoritarian regimes; in contrast, the book only does a quick overview of some modern dictatorships and then delves into the United States' democratic history. Finally, the book concludes wi Leggi tutto
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