When the Levee Breaks

Can Institutions Save Liberal Democracy?

With liberal democracy already mired in a slump, democratic institutions face a massive challenge in mustering a response to the novel coronavirus of 2020. How these institutions perform in the coming months will have long term ramifications for democracy in the 21st century. Is the West’s democratic infrastructure, notably battered in recent years, prepared to weather the storm?


Samuel George

Global Markets and Digital Adviser
Bertelsmann Foundation