Journal of Democracy October 2014 Issue: “India’s Watershed Vote”
The October 2014 issue featured a collection of four essays on the “India’s Watershed Vote” which analyze the reasons behind the victory of Bharatiya Janata Party and explore the trajectory of India’s government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ivan Krastev analyzes the global protest phenomenon of “movements of distrust” that have now occured in more than 70 countries around the world in “From Politics to Protest,” arguing that while they do not offer political alternative to the status quo, protests do represent an effective strategy of citizen empowerment in the age of globalization.
Marcus Mietzner explains“Indonesia’s 2014 Elections: How Jokowi Won and Democracy Survived” and Edward Aspinall discusses the need for reform in Indonesia’s electoral system in “Indonesia’s 2014 Elections: Parliament and Patronage.”
This issue also features a collection of three essays that examines “External Influences and Democratization,” including an article by Ghia Nodia describing how autocratic political leaders around the world are pushing back against the global spread of democracy in “The Revenge of Geopolitics.”
About the Journal of Democracy
For more than 20 years, the Journal of Democracy has been a leading voice in the conversation about government by consent and its place in the world. The Journal is published for the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy by the Johns Hopkins University Press and full access is available to subscribers through Project MUSE.