Richard Youngs

Richard Youngs is senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and professor of international relations at the University of Warwick. This essay is based on material from his book The Puzzle of Non-Western Democracy (2015).

October 2015, Volume 26, Issue 4

Exploring “Non-Western Democracy”

Often called for but seldom defined with any precision, “non-Western democracy” could end up giving cover to authoritarianism, but also could allow potentially useful democratic innovations to be tried and tested.