Category: democratic norms

When pandemics meet democracy

     

The covid-19 pandemic may represent one of the most serious challenges to global democracy since before the “third wave” of democratization began in the mid-1970s, according to The Journal of… Read more »

Values matter: Cooperation, solidarity vital to post-pandemic democracy

     

Solidarity is the only solution for handling a global crisis like the Covid pandemic, an international forum heard this week. Talk about “saving” democracy is not helpful because democracy changes… Read more »

Defining and defending liberal values for democratic renewal

     

Defending core values should be an essential national interest for any foreign policy responding to challenges by revisionist powers, argues a recent analysis. But does an ethical dimension to foreign policy… Read more »

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 »