Clashing Visions

There are more modern democracies in the world than there were 50 years ago, but confidence in the institutions of those democracies - parliaments, elections, politicians - appears to be waning. How much trust do citizens have in the hallowed symbols of democratic rule? Are we confident enough to think that democracies should be established in countries which have remained immune to its charms like Russia and China? Francis Fukuyama, Alexander Dugin and Ivan Krastev join Steve Paikin to debate the current state of Western democracies and how differing perceptions about them are causing geopolitical conflicts.

What does the dmocracy mean?

For Western countries it is the consensus of the minorities gathered together trying to prevent populism.

For countries such as Russia or Islamic States it means rather the the power of majority. That gives the different meaning to the concept and the word.

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