Category: democratic resilience

‘More mice than Mussolinis’: Year of elections to test Latin America’s democracies

     

  When Ecuadoreans choose a new president and legislature on February 7th, they will begin a busy political year across Latin America. Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru and Nicaragua are due… Read more »

Supporting political resilience is key to a successful democracy agenda

     

While not addressing U.S. President Joe Biden by name, China‘s Xi Jinping attacked the notion of a democratic counter-offensive against Beijing’s growing authoritarianism, Newsweek reports. During a pointed Davos speech, he… 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 »

Covid-19 pandemic highlights democratic deficits (and resilience)

     

More than six in 10 countries around the world have adopted measures during the Covid-19 pandemic that threaten democracy or human rights, a report by the Stockholm-based democracy institute International… 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 »