The Psychology of Democracy
Moghaddam, Fathali M. The Psychology of Democracy. American Psychological Association (December 2015).
Where democracy thrives, it seems far and away the best system of governance. Yet, relatively few countries have managed to transition successfully to democracy, and none of them have attained what Fathali M. Moghaddam calls actualized democracy, the ideal in which all citizens share full, informed, equal participation in decision making. The obstacles to democratization are daunting, yet there is hope. What is it about human nature that seems to work for or against democracy?
Dr. Fathali M. Moghaddam is a Professor at Georgetown University and teaches for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security.