Category Archives: democratic renewal

A ‘Free-World Strategy’ for countering neo-authoritarians

     

The world is seeing the rise of a neo-authoritarianism that seeks to roll back freedom where it currently resides and advance its own global reach. It is not monolithic and… Read more »

Will Japan step up? Strengthening rule of law and democracy in Asia

     

The rise of populism and protectionism in many western countries and growing assertiveness of authoritarian powers has called into question the future of the rules-based liberal international order. As the… Read more »

Autocratic populists leave democracy ‘unfixable’?

     

Advanced democracies enjoy institutional defenses against would-be authoritarian leaders, analysts suggest, and even where they fall victim to illiberal or populist rule, they tend to demonstrate resilience and capacity for… Read more »

Democratic renewal in an age of crisis: why democracies are resilient

     

The populist parties now making headway in many Western democracies are fundamentally different from the “anti-system” parties of the interwar years, which openly denounced democracy, argues Jørgen Møller, who teaches… Read more »

Backsliding or renewal? Democracies must unite to survive

     

The United States should adopt a new foreign policy focused on defending and expanding the ranks of democracies around the world, argues Michael H Fuchs, a senior fellow at the… Read more »

What Comes Next? Resilience lessons for liberal democracy’s renewal

     

Are there lessons for renewal from democracies that have faced executive degradation of pre-weakened democratic institutions, particularly countries with polarized populations? In What Comes Next? Lessons for the Recovery of Liberal Democracy, a report… Read more »

How to save constitutional democracy

     

Democracies can collapse or erode beyond repair, but they can also suffer substantial yet “non-fatal” deterioration in the quality of democratic institutions, and then experience a rebound, according to Tom… Read more »

How resilient is democracy?

     

In his book, Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, From Ancient Athens to Our World, James Miller shows that democracy’s ascent is best seen not as… Read more »

Resilience and renewal: time to update democracy?

     

At the 22nd edition of the Forum 2000 that was held in early October in Prague it was clear that democracy defenders from around the world are increasingly uneasy, writes analyst Andreas… Read more »