Category Archives: Democratic institutions

Why defending democracy is no vice

     

Despite recent setbacks, there remain compelling moral and self-interested reasons to support democracy and human rights around the world, argues Michael McFaul, director of Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for… Read more »

Defending Liberal Democracy in Emerging Markets

     

In recent years, populist and authoritarian leaders around the world have openly sought to discredit liberal principles and undermine democratic values such as the rule of law and checks on… Read more »

Inequality threatens world economy, democracy, says WEF

     

The widening gap between the rich and poor has emerged as one of the biggest threats to the global economy, said the World Economic Forum in a report published on… Read more »

‘New generation’ of populist demagogues threaten human rights

     

  The rise of populist leaders poses a dangerous threat to basic rights protections while encouraging abuse by autocrats around the world, Human Rights Watch said today in launching its… Read more »

Ghana’s democracy delivered: ‘many lessons’ from 2016 elections

     

On Jan. 7, opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo took office as the president of Ghana, a month after defeating incumbent President John Mahama in a smooth presidential election that again boosted… Read more »