How safe is liberal democracy? The elections and popular referendums of the past year, especially in the West, raise many questions — but much of the discussion has focused on the popular appeal of democracy.
Political scientists Yascha Mounk and Roberto Foa made a big splash when they argued that younger generations are falling out of love with democratic institutions. Erik Voeten, a professor at Georgetown University, quickly responded that no, public opinion polling data actually shows little evidence that attitudes have changed.
Millennials and other generations may have different views on democracy, but these differences tended to be modest and largely confined to the United States.… Seguir leyendo »