THE CONCERNING TREND OF US BACKSLIDING AGGRAVATES GLOBAL DEMOCRATIC DECLINE

THE CONCERNING TREND OF US BACKSLIDING AGGRAVATES GLOBAL DEMOCRATIC DECLINE

The currently prevailing perception of democratic retreat on a global scale contrasts starkly with the optimism surrounding democratising waves. There is growing concern about a resurgence of authoritarianism, nationalism, and geopolitical tensions, leading to a reassessment of the principles and institutions that have underpinned global stability for decades.

With its origins tracing back to ancient Greece, democracy has undergone centuries of evolution, becoming the bedrock of modern governance, embodying principles of equal representation, accountability, and individual freedoms. But the global spread of democracy has not been a linear progression.


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