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Observer Interview: Mounk Counts and European Union

observer interview: I think part of it is having seen the slow rise of populism in Europe since the beginning of 2000 in places like Austria, in Italy with Berlusconi and this sort of feeling people weren't taking it seriously enough as a phenomenon, he said in a National Observer interview in Montreal. ; Mounk counts himself as one of only a few political scientists who started studying the challenges faced by democracies in the West several years before a surge of interest in populism prompted by Trump's election to the U.S. presidency and the referendum to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union, according to National Observer. Now some people are scrambling to move in that space, he said. Research found deeply concerning trends citizens in several Western European & North American democracies were more cynical and distrustful about their political system and more willing to support for authoritarian alternatives via clogouj However, as populist ideas gained ground in several European countries in the early 2000's, Mounk, a Harvard political scientist born and raised in Germany, started to doubt the theory. The end of democracy Mounk wanted to understand this consensus around liberal democracy. He mentioned that many scholars assumed the Soviet Union would remain stable. Was it declining and if so, why And could it lead to the end of liberal democracy as a political regime Mounk had studied history and examined examples of political regimes that seemed stable for decades or even centuries but that had become increasingly brutal and eventually collapsed. ( As reported in the news.