Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Is Democracy Eroding?

March 24, 2016 Political Violence at a Glance

Jeff Colgan in Political Violence at a Glance, "In the 1990s, Venezuela was an established democracy with entrenched civil rights and a well-functioning rule of law. For decades, its government had a president, a bicameral Congress, and a Supreme Court. Unfortunately, it also had two political parties that alternated in government and shared power in ways that benefitted the elite to the detriment of the country. Sound familiar?"

Is Democracy Eroding? (written by Jeff Colgan) – Political Violence at a Glance