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Freedom a casualty of Covid-19 pandemic: Biggest news story ever?

     

Is the Covid pandemic the biggest news story ever? the Economist asks. Measures imposed by governments to fight the Covid-19 pandemic have squeezed civil liberties worldwide, with authoritarian regimes seeking… Read more »

Covid-19 pandemic highlights democratic deficits (and resilience)

     

More than six in 10 countries around the world have adopted measures during the Covid-19 pandemic that threaten democracy or human rights, a report by the Stockholm-based democracy institute International… Read more »

Democracy in post-pandemic Latin America: Enhanced vulnerabilities

     

Latin American democracy was already vulnerable before the pandemic due to crises of trust, legitimacy and representation, corruption, and the overall mixed results of the political system for citizens, according… Read more »

Has the COVID pandemic really ‘strengthened global democracy’?

     

Fears of COVID-19’s damaging impact on democracy were overstated, argues one observer. But whether you call it democratic erosion, democratic breakdown, or de-democratization, the pre-existing condition remains a threat, others… Read more »