Is democracy “over”? Around the world, established democracies are said to face “deconsolidation” or “erosion.” In other words, democracies seem a lot less stable and even less democratic. Separating rhetoric from reality and evaluating the substance of these claims is a core objective of this task force. The task force will also evaluate perceived causes of democratic erosion, including the splintering of political parties, weakening of democratic norms, the rise of populism, and media transformation.
Notional Client: Government (US, Canada, other); NGO