Yascha Mounk on democracy at risk
An extended interview with political theorist Yascha Mounk, who argues that liberal democracy is in grave danger.
An extended interview with the political theorist who argues that liberal democracy is in grave danger. Ngaire Woods, dean of the Blavatnik School at Oxford, speaks to Harvard scholar Yascha Mounk. He says that across a wide sample of countries in North America and Western Europe, citizens of mature democracies have become markedly less satisfied with their form of government and surprisingly open to nondemocratic alternatives. "A serious democratic disconnect has emerged. If it widens even further, it may begin to challenge the stability of seemingly consolidated democracies."
Producer: Jim Frank
(Image: Yascha Mounk. Credit: Steffen Jaenicke).