Category: democratic resilience

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 »

Has the COVID pandemic really ‘strengthened global democracy’?

     

Fears of COVID-19’s damaging impact on democracy were overstated, argues one observer. But whether you call it democratic erosion, democratic breakdown, or de-democratization, the pre-existing condition remains a threat, others… Read more »

Linking Values and Strategy: How democracies can offset autocracies

     

U.S. citizens remain more internationalist than isolationist, but any new administration will need to revive and nurture frayed alliances with fellow democracies while attending to democratic revival at home, observers… 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 »

Values matter: Geopolitical shifts undermining democracy warrant strategic response

     

Values are gaining increased prominence in foreign policy, driven not least by the China challenge (see above), says a new analysis from Chatham House, the London-based foreign policy think tank…. Read more »

‘Democracy Under Lockdown’: COVID19’s repression pandemic

     

  The world’s democracies are showing signs of strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Freedom House analysis. The report, titled Democracy Under Lockdown, says “the COVID-19 pandemic has… Read more »