Turning points of democracy Public Deposited

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  • In The Future of Freedom, Fareed Zakaria argues that there has emerged "too much democracy" and too little liberty in the world today, and suggests this trend may lead to a crisis of belief in democracy. However, what Zakaria calls "democratization" in many cases does not lead to democracy. The purpose of this study is to analyze instances where democratization and governance of crisis fail, and to arrive at turning points for what democracy may become. Working through undecideable situations can be seen as central to governing our lives and with others. Autonomy - which bridges both democracy and liberty - is examined, particularly in terms of its value for addressing social problems. Sections on responses to financial crises further develop challenges for democratization. The result is a vision of democracy as shared sovereignty, contrasting with and supplementing autonomy. This shared sovereignty involves an openness, if not to crisis, then to turning points or unanticipated events. This shared freedom with all others is a supplement of democracy beyond the institutions of liberty Zakaria supports in The Future of Freedom. The future of democracy is an unconditional sharing of freedom with all others, and an openness to unanticipated events. This openness often seems impossible (or dangerous), and often remains for the future, but at the same time suggests a potential in democracy we should strive to bring about and inhabit.
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