document updated 4 months ago, on Aug 2, 2022
in the United States specifically
Freedom House (
) says that US's democratic traditions are fairly strong, but then notes:
"However, in recent years its democratic institutions have suffered erosion, as reflected in rising political polarization and extremism, partisan pressure on the electoral process, bias and dysfunction in the criminal justice system, harmful policies on immigration and asylum seekers, and growing disparities in wealth, economic opportunity, and political influence."
Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
, by Anne Applebaum
has a lot of interesting data and charts
United States of America: January 6 and Its Aftermath
third wave of democratization
The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century
, by Samuel P. Huntington
The End of History and the Last Man
, by Francis Fukuyama
...followed by a third wave of autocratization
Staffan I. Lindberg
A third wave of autocratization is here: what is new about it?.
26.7 (2019): 1095-1113.
both authors are associated with the
, et al. "
Post–Cold War Democratic Declines: The Third Wave of Autocratization.