Category: Democratic institutions

Back to basics: Getting serious about advancing democracy

     

European leaders like to claim they care about democracy. But too often, their policies ignore it — damaging Europe’s own interests in the process, argue AEI analysts Dalibor Rohac and Ivana Stradner…. Read more »

Democracy v liberalism? Time to struggle for liberal ideas & institutions

     

The relationship between liberalism and democracy, generally compatible but occasionally tense, is becoming more fraught at both domestic and international levels, observers suggest. The dispute over the rule of law… Read more »

Consolidating dictatorship: Venezuela’s sham election

     

\ Venezuela’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for 6 December, will renew its National Assembly for a five-year term. But since 2015, the regime has become less evenhanded when it comes to… Read more »

Global alliances key to democracies’ resilience and revival

     

“We’ve witnessed a sharp rise in nationalist rhetoric that plays to people’s fears instead of their hopes. Institutions and reforms are being challenged… compromise and cooperation dismissed.” Those are the… Read more »