Category: democratic norms

Civic renewal in prospect or still Bowling Alone?

     

Two decades ago, Robert Putnam published a book that provoked a small cottage industry’s worth of responses from pundits and scholars alike, notes Alexandra Hudson, a former policy advisor at… Read more »

Covid pandemic a ‘stress test’ of democratic resilience to backsliding

     

Democracy is suffering in several European nations, including Hungary and Poland, according to a European Commission audit on the rule of law published Wednesday. The new report, the product of months… Read more »

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 »

‘Reliably unreliable’? Foreign policy’s lost generation

     

This century’s international setbacks have led many Americans to question the most basic tenets of modern foreign policy, including the value of alliances, the promotion of democracy, the benefits of… Read more »