Democracy Painted on a Rusted Boat Filippo Minelli/Flickr


普林斯顿—从很多标准看,世界从未变得更加民主。基本上每一个政府都是言必称民主和人权。尽管选举可能并不自由和公正,但大规模操纵选举很少见,只有男人、白人或富人参与的选举也早已成了历史。自由之家(Freedom House)的全球调查表明自20世纪以来,“自由”国家的比例在稳步增加,已故哈佛政治学家亨廷顿(Samuel Huntington)将这一趋势称为民主的“第三波”。



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