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Christopher Walker’s “Defending Democracy in an Age of Sharp Power”
July 26, 2023

Christopher Walker (SIPA, Harriman Institute, 2001) is co-editor of the volume Defending Democracy in an Age of Sharp Power (Johns Hopkins University Press, July 2023). The book explores how authoritarian regimes are deploying “sharp power” to undermine democracies from within by weaponizing universities, institutions, media, technology, and entertainment industries.

Christopher Walker is Vice President, Studies and Analysis, at the National Endowment for Democracy.

“Defending Democracy in an Age of Sharp Power is a must-read for anyone concerned about trends in global democracy.”

Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University