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Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations


Until the beginning of this century, politics seemed headed towards a democratic future, as more countries adopted – in full or in part – the basic tenets of democratic process. The progress was jerky and uneven, but continuous: it seemed that Western-style liberal democracy was, albeit slowly, on its way to becoming the political system of choice for an ever-widening part of the world. In the last 15 years, all that has changed.


Burns, Nicholas. "The Future of Politics." Credit Suisse Research Institute, 2018.