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Futures of Democracy

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Since 2005, we have seen a global decline in the number of democracies. Even established and old democracies are no longer immune from tipping over into authoritarian regimes. These developments call for a topical collection of the European Journal for Futures Research to take a closer look at the futures of democracy. 

Guest editors: Markus Pausch, Austria (Fachhochschule Salzburg); Christophe Bisson, France (SKEMA); Erik F. Øverland, Oslo/Berlin/Paris (WFSF)

  1. The term ‘resilience’ has increasingly featured in foreign and security policy discourse, appearing in the 2016 European Union Global Strategy, the 2017 US National Security Strategy, and most recently in the ...

    Authors: Livia Dewaele and Rebecca Lucas
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:13
  2. In 2019, sociologist Manuel Castells categorically stated that liberal democracy has exhausted its historical trajectory and, quoting some verses by Octavio Paz, expressed: “Not what it could have been:/it is ...

    Authors: Felipe Arocena, Sebastián Sansone and Nicolás Alvarez
    Citation: European Journal of Futures Research 2022 10:3