About 20 years ago, I had read "The Turning Point" by Dr. Fritof Capra. In this book, he showed how sciences and social sciences had used various models to explain the world to us. But as time passed, these models were discarded for better models. He stated that the future will discard today's models for better ones.
Despite this constant improvement, Dr. Capra could not let go of western democracy. The absence of its discussion in his lengthy book suggests he too believes western democracy is the ultimate system of governance, humanity can ever invent.
So I'm kind of wondering whether the authors of "Crisis of 2020" believe that democracy will be reformed in this time?
In this Foundation series, SF writer Isaac Asimov prophecized that democracy has a shelf life of two to three centuries before it turns on itself. It is replaced by some version of oligarchy.