46 minutes | Jul 20, 2021

David Stasavage on Early Democracy and its Decline

This was not a phenomenon to one specific region. This was nothing that got invented in one place and at one time. It seems to have emerged independently in a wide, wide variety of human societies at different points in time. And to me, that sounds like something that occurs naturally.David StasavageA full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.David Stasavage is the Dean of Social Sciences and a Professor of Politics at New York University. His latest book is called The Decline and Rise of Democracy.Key Highlights IncludeA description of early democracy with an example of the Huron peopleWhy autocracy arose through the example of Ancient ChinaHow bureaucracy and the state changed governanceHow English history shaped modern democracyWhat modern democracy can learn from early forms of democracyKey LinksThe Decline and Rise of Democracy by David StasavageLearn more about David StasavageFollow David on Twitter @stasavageRelated ContentDaniel Carpenter Revisits the Petition in 19th Century AmericaMichael Hughes on the History of Democracy in GermanyMore from the PodcastMore InformationDemocracy GroupApes of the State created all MusicEmail the show at democracyparadoxblog@gmail.comFollow me on Twitter @DemParadox100 Books on Democracy
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