Author Archives: DemDigest

Russia: From individual to collective resistance?


Russian President Vladimir Putin’s former adviser and Soviet-era dissident Gleb Pavlovsky (above) died on Monday at the age of 71 after a prolonged illness, Reuters reports. An influential figure in… Read more »

Tensions rise as Nigeria opposition dismisses ‘sham’ election


Nigeria’s main opposition parties are calling for fresh elections, describing results currently being announced by electoral body as “heavily doctored and manipulated,” in a joint press conference in the capital,… Read more »

How political innovation reinvigorates democracy


Groups like the young German nonprofit JoinPolitics and Nigeria’s #FixPolitics, founded in 2020 by Oby Ezekwesili, cofounder of Transparency International, exemplify a worldwide trend to revive democratic principles through citizen-led innovation, analysts Johanna… Read more »