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II Countries and Regions, 21 Israel: A Crisis of Liberal Democracy?

Yaniv Roznai

From: Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?

Edited By: Mark A. Graber, Sanford Levinson, Mark Tushnet

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2023

Liberal Democracies are now in crisis. Whether one terms the occurrence “democratic decay,”1 “constitutional rot,”2 “democratic decline,”3 “Democratic Backsliding,”4 “constitutional capture,”5 or “constitutional retrogression,”6 each carrying different nuances, what seems to be clear—and bearing in mind the methodological and conceptual difficulties of defining and measuring democratic backsliding7—is that constitutional democracies around the world are facing major challenges. While some argue that “the gloomy discourse on democracy dominating today is...
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