Canada, Australia, the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), and New Zealand; what do these five countries have in common other than being Anglo-American democracies? According to James Allan, these nations have suffered varying degrees of decline in democracy over the last few decades. This argument is the central tenet of James Allan’s book, which is the focus of this review. In the context of contemporary society, Democracy in Decline, serves as a critique and comment on how external factors, such as judges, international law, supranational organizations and the undemocratic elite, have slowly, but steadily eroded true democracy in five of the oldest most stable democratic nations. This provocative book is not all negative, and rather purports an optimistic outlook that this deterioration can be reversed if the causes for decline are acknowledged and reduced.