INTERVIEW
DEMOCRACY AND LIBERALISM
VOL. 4, NO. 2, PGS. 1–8

ESPAÑOL

Do You Live in a Democracy?: What All Democracies Have in Common
A conversation with Larry Diamond

This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.

Larry Diamond is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He is the author of Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.

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Why are there so many names for democracy (liberal democracy, electoral democracy, and so on)? Are they all true democracies?

Well, it all depends on the definition and the terminology. I think that the only full democracy is a liberal democracy, and by that, I mean not anything about the economic system or neoliberal economic policies and structures, but having the full complement of guarantees for liberty, for rights, for [...]

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COMMENTS

lordonezv
04/05/2021

Translation:

To those interested in the topic I recommend reading "Civility: political theory of postmodernity" by Fernando Mirés, Editorial Trotta, 2001
Francisco
11/02/2021

Translation:

One of the serious consequences of a poor education for the citizenry is authoritarianism disguised as democracy. Unfortunately, this type of system is an increasingly marked experience in our Latin American countries. The best way to prevent this perversion of democratic life is by educating and strengthening the autonomy of the institutions.
MONCHO
10/02/2021

Translation:

Cordial greeting,

Thank you for sharing important information.
lordonezv
06/02/2021

Translation:

National cultures influence these processes of democratization. Dimond should have it present when studying Latin America

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