The End of Institutions

Many of us have focused on democratic erosion and institutional corrosion. We don’t understand yet the sources of institutional resiliency in the face of populism. While we know that non-democratically legitimated institutions—like bureaucracies, courts and militaries—are the key to avoiding “near misses” we don’t know how such institutions survive in the face of populist takeover. This is a study of the conditions of institutional resilience.