Category: Democratic Governance

A pro-democracy foreign policy: Retrenchment, restoration or reinvention?

     

  We live in a new reality: America can no longer dictate events as we sometimes believed we could, especially given the damage to its values, image, and influence, argues… Read more »

Why democracies don’t face a ‘Weimar moment’

     

Given current illiberal threats to democracy “it is easy to conjecture a Weimar Republic landscape breeding national populist types. Perhaps too easy,” analysts Levy Yeyati and Andres Malamud recently wrote… Read more »

Coronavirus exploited to undermine democracies, world figures warn

     

The outbreak of Covid-19 and subsequent pandemic has led to an alarming uptick in authoritarian behavior by governments across the globe, who are using the crisis to silence critics, an open letter signed by… Read more »

The ongoing democratic experiment: Reason for hope

     

Recent trends – not last democratic backsliding and autocratic resurgence – are enough to make one think that David Stasavage’s new book should have been about the rise and subsequent… Read more »

How Covid-19 may ’embed’ the new authoritarianism

     

The Covid-19 pandemic has been talked of as a historical rupture, igniting system change. Yet, the nature of the new world being born is still far from certain, and this… Read more »