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Democratic innovation key to strategy for shaping post-COVID world

     

While a recent global initiative cautioned that autocrats are exploiting the pandemic to erode democratic values and institutions, COVID-19 may yet allow the “re-imagining and strengthening of democracy” through innovative… Read more »

Post-Covid era: 1945 or 1918?

     

An astonishing 71% of Europeans are now in favor of introducing a universal basic income, according to an opinion poll designed by my research team at Oxford University. In Britain, the… Read more »

Democracy ‘waking from Covid-19 hibernation’ or ‘dangers much greater than opportunities’?

     

“Overall, the dangers are much greater than the opportunities” in terms of the pandemic’s impact on liberty and democracy, says Stanford University’s Francis Fukuyama. “I do think there are opportunities… Read more »

A ‘red flag for democracy’ as media freedom takes a hit

     

With charges filed against a news editor and a plea for censorship to India’s Supreme Court, activists say the Indian government is using the coronavirus crisis to interfere with press… Read more »

Lost decade for Third Wave democracies?

     

  Popular support for democracy was dwindling even in the decade before expert surveys (such as Freedom in the World and V-Dem) began to show the reality of democratic retreat,… Read more »

Autocratization surges, resistance grows

     

As autocratization accelerates, democratic resistance against this trend is growing, according to new V-Dem Institute data. For the first time since 2001, autocracies became a majority of the world’s political… Read more »