Standing Up for Democratic Governance

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By Ulysses Smith  

2017 was a tough year for democratic governance around the world. A short list of countries which have experienced significant challenges – in the form of brazen assaults on foundational principles, noisome erosions of governing norms, convulsive disruptions of institutions, or mild indifference to sub-ethical behavior - includes Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, Honduras, Kenya, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe...