Democracy isn’t doing so well. The Economist Intelligence Unit reported in 2018 that the democratic health of 89 countries is in decline. From Poland to Venezuela to the United States, elements important to democracy—fair electoral processes, freedom of the press, and the rule of law—are under threat.
To ensure that democracy works for all of us, we need to understand what democracy is, how democracy works, and how the rules of a democracy keep power in check. This issue of The PLEA explores these questions. It considers:
Ideal for most any reader, Democracy and the Rule of Law is specifically designed to fulfill several requirements across Saskatchewan’s social science curricula. It will also be of particular interest to people curious about how the rule of law supports democracy, and how democracy supports the rule of law.