Category: accountability

How to cultivate democratic resilience in face of authoritarianism

     

How can the West combat disinformation without curbing its own free speech? This was one of the questions raised in this week’s CEPA forum on Resilience in the Face of Authoritarianism…. Read more »

Populism, pandemic & performance threaten liberal democracies

     

  Nationalist populist movements, fueled by resentment against ruling elites, typically attack the norms and procedures of liberal democracy, viewing them as rigged, corrupted, or under the control of nefarious… Read more »

Transition time: From democratic decay & breakdown to innovation & renewal?

     

There has never been a more appropriate and urgent occasion to celebrate International Democracy Day, say advocates and analysts. On 25 June the joint Letter to Defend Democracy was issued… Read more »

COVID-19 and democracy: Can parliaments come to the rescue?

     

Can parliaments learn from the past six months to become stronger and more effective institutions that impose checks and balances on executive powers to better serve the people? analysts ask… Read more »

Democratic resilience demands tackling disinformation

     

  For @NewYorker, I surveyed the world of Russian trolls, disinfo, and active measures: such threats exist, but to “exaggerate their prevalence and potency” risks providing “an overly convenient explanation… Read more »

How to revitalize democracy internationally

     

Support for global democracy has operated for too long within a binary framework that casts established democracies as providers of assistance and developing democracies as recipients, says a new report…. Read more »

Kleptopia ’emboldening dictators, poisoning democracies’

     

Tom Burgis’s new book, “Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World,” provides a magisterial account of the money and violence behind the world’s most powerful dictatorships, says Jennifer Taub, a… Read more »