Looking at recent developments around the world, it seems that democratic values - from freedom of association and speech to fair and free elections and a system of checks and balances - have come under threat. Experts have, however, disproportionately focused on the problems of democracy in the West, and pointed to familiar sets of shortcomings and emerging deficiencies. By contrast, and with few exceptions, there is less attention to assessing the numerous efforts and innovative activities that are taking place at local, ...

The Governance Report 2017 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198787327