Suppose that, after decades of authoritarianism, you are the first democraticall


Suppose that, after decades of authoritarianism, you are the first democratically elected leader of a large, regionally diverse country where you fear that ethnic identity might be mobilized by local elites to stoke a secessionist movement and where you fear that extreme ideologies might be espoused by political entrepreneurs to stoke radical political preferences. This may culminate in a revolution if pivotal folks are mobilized under the “right” conditions.
•What strategy would you use to ensure that your country’s liberal democratic system ofgovernment survived? How might you design political and electoral institutions to increase thechances of democratic survival?
•What public policies—with the state takin the lead role—would you adopt and why?
•What policies might you adopt to encourage pluralism and a robust civil society? Why might thatbe important to underpinning liberal democracy


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