🦋 Beyond words: rescuing the democratic ideal

The ‘Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’ is neither democratic, a republic nor the people’s. But I cannot make this judgement from Gagnon’s mountain

Beyond words

The concept of democracy is based on a clear and essential ideal that we can use to distinguish between political systems in the real world: the rule of the people

Democracy as a human right

A very real ideal

Unequal ‘democracies’

We cannot rise to the challenge of authoritarianism if we lose sight of the meaning and normative value of democracy

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