Category: Democracy Assistance and Promotion

Time for realism on building new democracies?

     

What has gone wrong with the dream of democracy’s transformational potential? What stands out is a generalized disillusionment with the ability of democracy to provide public goods, the key functions… Read more »

Tying up the internet, Balkanizing the digital world

     

Concerns are rising that efforts to protect citizens from foreign surveillance will Balkanize the digital world. Blocking websites, bottling up information so it cannot flow freely around the world and… Read more »

Democracy ‘losing the global battle of ideas’?

     

The tide of global democratic change, which at the start of the new millennium looked like an unstoppable force of nature, has been turned back over the last decade. How… Read more »

YanukovychLeaks awarded European media prize

     

YanukovychLeaks has been honored at the annual meeting of the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project reports. The members of YanukovychLeaks received a special prize at… Read more »

‘Ukraine is not alone’ – how to help counter Russia’s aggression

     

Experts of the Institute of World Policy have produced a policy brief based on interviews with a wide range of experts from domestic institutes, think-tanks and other relevant bodies in… Read more »

Democracy’s depressing paradox: Fukuyama’s ‘Political Order and Political Decay’

     

Francis Fukuyama’s “Political Order and Political Decay,” a whirlwind tour of modern political development from the French Revolution to the present, is nothing if not ambitious, says Columbia University’s Sheri… Read more »

Putin ‘scared witless by the idea of people power’

     

The NATO summit meeting last week in Wales was dominated by Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. The rift with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was… Read more »

Waves of democratization are not over?

     

In the latest issue of the Journal of Democracy, (PDF), Marc Plattner makes the provocative claim that “the era of democratic transitions is over, and should now become the province of the… Read more »