Special Complimentary Journal of Democracy Issue

Through February 15, 2018, the Journal of Democracy and Johns Hopkins University Press are pleased to make available free of charge the full content of the Journal’s January 2018 issue. You can access full-text articles exploring these and other critical questions:

  • How are foreign kleptocrats using Western institutions to protect their ill-gotten gains?  In a seven-article cluster on transnational kleptocracy, analysts examine the rise of offshore finance, Malaysia’s massive 1MDB scandal, how Russia and China compare to the kleptocratic model, and more.
  • Does democracy help or hurt the struggle against terrorism?  Amichai Magen explains the “triple democracy advantage” in preventing and responding to terror, while Geoffrey Macdonald and Luke Waggoner argue that rising extremism in Tunisia highlights the importance of managing expectations during democratic transitions.
  • What went wrong in Burma?  Zoltan Barany assesses why high hopes for democratic change in Aung San Suu Kyi’s Burma have faded amid stalled reforms and a brutal military assault on the Rohingya Muslim minority.
  • The January-issue JoD contributors also investigate the nature of nativism in Western Europe; the grassroots politics of Timor-Leste’s recent elections; and the surprising impact of presidential-election runoffs in Latin America.

Visit the Journal of Democracy’s site to learn more.