Op-ed: Southern Democratic Pillars Stand Tall12 Sep 2014, by
Ann Bernstein for The Mail & Guardian, 12 September 2014. Read the article at the M&G website.
M&G: After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Western democratic capitalism seemed to have triumphed. But the 2008 economic crisis, and the relative decline of Western influence that followed, significantly undermined the appeal of Western democracy in the developing world. While Western powers struggle to overcome political gridlock and slow growth, the Chinese authoritarian political establishment, using a mix of market mechanisms and state capitalism, continues to deliver high levels of growth, lifting millions out of poverty.
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