Books to celebrate International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy is celebrated annually on the 15th of September. It’s a chance to review the state of democracy around the world, encourage democratic movements and promote freedom, peace and human rights.

πŸ“š How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future by Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky

πŸ“š Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers by Arundhati Roy

πŸ“š Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America by Gilda R. Daniels

πŸ“š On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

πŸ“š Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum

πŸ“š Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama

πŸ“š Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit

Remember to check out episode 59 with Professor Lewis R. Gordon who talks about political responsibility in Fear of Black Consciousness.

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Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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