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The roots of global democratic malaise

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The early 21st century is harbouring an alarming trend in emerging democracies. As political liberalisation and democratisation make headway, they have ended up polarising and splitting societies undergoing democratic transitions. This trend is likely to dominate the developing world for the next two decades and beyond. 

This file photo shows protesters shouting during a demonstration in Phnom Penh, calling for long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen to step down. REUTERS/SAMRANG PRING

The way to ameliorate this global democratic malaise is to rearrange and adapt social contracts and political configurations of government and to foster and strengthen democratic institutions to meet new demands and expectations more effectively.

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