Category: democratic renewal

Identifying sources of democratic resilience and renewal

     

Authoritarianism has reemerged as the greatest threat to the liberal democratic world, and we have no idea how to confront it, Robert Kagan wrote in the first edition of The… Read more »

‘Rethinking Democracy’: designing strategies for resilience and renewal

     

It is easy to be complacent about democracy, to imagine that it has become permanent and irreversible. But in politics nothing is guaranteed to last for ever, and what seems… Read more »

Reawakening the Spirit of Democracy? From collapse/erosion to renewal

     

Although it is true that more of the world is democratic than ever before, there are signs that progress may soon come to a halt, notes Erica Frantz, an assistant… Read more »

Civic education can contribute to democratic renewal

     

What makes the  populist wave sweeping the Western world so disturbing is the characteristic that unites all populists: their rejection of liberal values, argues Carla Norrlof, Associate Professor of Political Science at… Read more »

How comparative insights and lessons magnify democratic renewal

     

Ideas, experiences, and lessons from other countries are not panaceas but, if properly researched, disseminated, and discussed, they can magnify democratic reform, say two leading analysts. The resounding success of Steven… Read more »

Is liberal democracy resilient enough to confront current challenges?

     

Democracy is “not a one-way street,” and democratic nations can fall back into authoritarianism, according to Mike Abramowitz, president of Freedom House, and Sanford School Dean Judith Kelley. They joined moderator… Read more »

Autocracy’s Advance, Democracy’s Decline: National Security Implications

     

At the heart of the new era of geopolitical competition is a struggle over the role and influence of democracy in the international order, according to two prominent analysts. Recent power… Read more »

Atlantic Charter 2.0? It’s time to fight for freedom, say global leaders

     

An orchestrated public engagement campaign to rebuild bipartisan support for democratic values is being launched by the Atlantic Council (above). The initiative will also focus on developing concrete strategies and… Read more »

Can liberal democracy endure? Prospects for democratic renewal

     

Nativism and authoritarianism are gaining a foothold in countries around the globe. Populist movements are growing. Long established international alliances are fraying. Institutions that protect and promote our liberties are… Read more »

The Fate of Democracy: Renewal or Decay?

     

At the geostrategic level, the state of global affairs today is defined by two principal trends: the growing assertiveness of Russia and China, the two principal revisionist states; and the… Read more »