Process of Democratization in Postcolonial, Postauthoritarian and Postcommunist Countries

Chetna Sharma

Reader’s Guide

US based and funded organization Freedom House that conducts research on advocacy of democracy in the world marked 2017 as another year of decline in the global freedom. Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades. The slide began in 2006 when the basic tenets of democracy that include free and fair elections, rights of minorities, freedom of press and rule of law came under attack around the world. What was significant about 2017 was that we witnessed anti-liberal populism gaining support in France, Netherlands, Germany and Austria. The past 10 years are significant because political regimes that had installed ...

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