Challenges of Democratization

A short essay I wrote some years ago on “Challenges of Democratization” was just published on, a major Persian-language news site. It had earlier appeared in Arabic and Azeri. (The Persian version is available here on

One Response to “Challenges of Democratization”

  1. Thank you, Dr. Palmer. I heard you speak once on limited government and I remember some of the themes of your talk that are in this paper. You make so clear the importance of limited government for democracy. It seems so obvious when you think about it, but so few people bother to think. Thank you for helping people understand the importance of limited government for freedom and for democracy.

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