Is democracy really dying?

     

…… as Cambridge political theorist  and conservative pundit Jonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West suggest, asks Timothy Shenk, a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, a Carnegie Fellow at New… Read more »

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Technology in service of ideology: exporting China’s ‘digital totalitarian state’

     

How do you effectively govern a country that’s home to one in five people on the planet, with an increasingly complex economy and society, if you don’t allow public debate,… Read more »

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Illiberal alliances underpinning populist revolts’ ‘cultural revolution’

     

There are many similarities between American consultant-turned-ideologue Steve Bannon and Hungarian liberal-turned-ultraconservative Viktor Orban. Both have a missionary mind-set; both are interested in ideas; both are obsessed with what they… Read more »

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Identity politics tribalism feeds crisis of democracy

     

Politics today is defined less by economic or ideological concerns than by questions of identity. All over the world, political leaders have mobilized followers around the idea that their dignity… Read more »

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‘Bucking the Democratic Recession’: countering threats to the liberal order

     

The United States must remain engaged in the struggle for democracy as a global leader, not only for moral, but also for national security reasons, according to a new report…. Read more »

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