Category: democratic renewal

Re-engagement means ‘rebuilding the muscles of democratic alliances’

     

President Biden, faced with a range of early foreign policy challenges, was expected to outline his vision for an expansion of multilateral engagement with the world and an emphasis on human… Read more »

Don’t underestimate legitimacy’s role in democratic resilience

     

Contentious elections in divided countries can cause lasting damage to the legitimacy of democratic institutions, even if some observers have underestimated the resilience of democracy and rule of law, says… Read more »

Sources of resilience: Democracy ‘contains seeds of its own recovery’

     

Some warn that the current identity-driven populist discontent will cause democracies to die—an outcome that its foes, championed by Vladimir Putin, have schemed to bring about, The Economist reports: The… Read more »

Is 21st century democracy heading for failure?

     

New Authoritarian Challenges to Liberal Democracy is the rubric under which an impressive, international array of experts, politicians and practitioners this week discussed such questions as “Is Democracy in The… Read more »

Pandemic ‘wake-up call’: Should democracies develop new social contract?

     

  The post-war institutional arrangements at domestic and supranational levels worked exceptionally well, ushering in four decades of democratic flourishing, international peace, macroeconomic stability, and widespread prosperity. Never before have… Read more »