Why protests threaten dictatorships but make democracies stronger | Curio

Why protests threaten dictatorships but make democracies stronger

16 mins | Aug 27, 2020

Understanding how recent nationwide protests have made the American political system stronger, and not weaker. Democracies have greater legitimacy because citizens largely support the system and its institutions. Dictatorships rely on performance — and they fail when they don’t produce results. Professor of political science at Barnard College in Columbia University, Sheri Berman, analyses.

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