Supporters of US president Donald Trump riot at the US Capitol building in Washington on January 6. Multiple reports have detailed the trend of democratic backsliding and the rise of more authoritarian governance. Photo: TNS
Supporters of US president Donald Trump riot at the US Capitol building in Washington on January 6. Multiple reports have detailed the trend of democratic backsliding and the rise of more authoritarian governance. Photo: TNS
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

What’s driving the crisis of democracy around the world?

  • Politicians in democracies are aware of the need for painful structural reforms but hesitate to undertake them for fear of losing the next election
  • The problem lies with failures in decision-making and how different societies choose their leaders to make these tough decisions

Supporters of US president Donald Trump riot at the US Capitol building in Washington on January 6. Multiple reports have detailed the trend of democratic backsliding and the rise of more authoritarian governance. Photo: TNS
Supporters of US president Donald Trump riot at the US Capitol building in Washington on January 6. Multiple reports have detailed the trend of democratic backsliding and the rise of more authoritarian governance. Photo: TNS
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