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Published: 01 April 2017

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190668013

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The Despot's Accomplice

How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy

Brian Klaas

  • Why the West is losing the global battle for democracy and how to start winning it again
  • Argues that the West was responsible for the destruction of democracy through careless and narrow-minded foreign policies
  • Draws on years of interviews with colorful characters to paint a vivid picture of democracy's global retreat
  • The book is truly global in scope; it includes references to dozens of countries, and in-depth reporting and analysis on countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

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