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9 Dangerous Challenges Democracies Face Today

January 20, 2019 Topic: Security Region: Global Governance

9 Dangerous Challenges Democracies Face Today

Can the tide be turned?

Polls show a dramatic decline in the support for democracy among young people. A recent study reveals that only 30 percent of millennials in the United States rank living in a democracy as “essential.” Meanwhile, only 32 percent of European Millennials rank democracy as one of their top five most important social values.

Democracies are fighting for their lives and there are nine major challenges they face. In part one of this two-part series, the first six were examined. This article covers the last three.

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller is a visiting senior fellow at the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. He is also an Adjunct Professor Singapore Management University & Copenhagen Business School and an Honorary Alumni of the University of Copenhagen.

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