Dates and times
Democracy has died hundreds of times. We think we know what that looks like: chaos descends and the military arrives to restore order, until the people can be trusted again.
However, there is a danger that this picture is out of date. Few citizens of Western democracies would have thought it might be happening again before their eyes, but then Trump, Brexit and paranoid populism are now a reality.
David Runciman, one of the UK’s leading professors of politics, answers all this and more as he surveys the political landscape of the West, advising us on what could come next.