About Democratic Sangha
In what has been described as a "decade of decline" for liberal democracy, freedom has been continuously eroding all over the world. Feeling of growing disempowerment has led to political cynicism and a disconnection of the general public from the body politic. Rates of public participation and confidence in institutions and traditional parties have plummeted. With popular anger on the rise, populism has made a spectacular (re)entry on the political scene.
Worldwide, there is a palpable sense that democracy is under stress. Numerous books and articles lament the democratic 'recession,' 'decline,' or 'retreat' across the globe. Scholars have pointed to an array of factors that have contributed to this recent stress on democracy, including widening inequalities, stagnant middle - class incomes, limited social mobility, and weak political leadership.