05 October 2011

Article: Autocrats rule, democrats flounder

Article: Autocrats rule, democrats flounder

Published on 3 October 2011, on Reuters' "The Great Debate" blog, an article by John Lloyd (Oxford) finds that "Autocrats rule, democrats flounder".

Excerpt: "[M]ost authoritarian leaders are presently both more successful and (much) more popular than most democratic ones. ... These men and one woman are democratically elected, head major political parties which depend on the favour of electorates and spend much of their time explaining their policies and seeking support. Yet everywhere, they are said to be held in contempt - often by the people who voted for them."

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