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The Roundtable

How Democracies Die

Book Cover - How Democracies Die

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are Professors of Government at Harvard University. Levitsky’s research focuses on Latin America and the developing world. He is the author of "Competitive Authoritarianism" and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Ziblatt studies Europe from the nineteenth century to the present. He is the author, most recently, of "Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy."

Their book, "How Democracies Die," is now available in paperback. For the book, they drew on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, to show how democracies die and how ours can be saved.

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