Book Review: Democracy in Retreat: The Revolt of the Middle Class and the Worldwide Decline of Representative Government. By Joshua Kurlantzick. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.

International Public Management Review, 16.1 (2015)

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-41

5 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2014 Last revised: 9 Nov 2015

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Alasdair S. Roberts

University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy

Date Written: November 29, 2014

Abstract

In Democracy in Retreat, Joshua Kurlantzick provides a detailed account of how our end-of-the-millennium exuberance about the spread of democracy dissipated so quickly. Around the world, Kurlantzick says, an unhappy middle class has slipped away from the pro-democracy camp. What can be done to draw the middle class back? This is a critical question which Kurlantick only begins to answer -- and perhaps cannot be answered neatly in a work of this breadth.

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Alasdair S., Book Review: Democracy in Retreat: The Revolt of the Middle Class and the Worldwide Decline of Representative Government. By Joshua Kurlantzick. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. (November 29, 2014). International Public Management Review, 16.1 (2015); Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-41. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2531780

Alasdair S. Roberts (Contact Author)

University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy ( email )

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