Category: democratic values

Global public ‘not buying’ China’s sharp power propaganda

     

Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to be further consolidating his control of the ruling Communist Party, but Beijing’s overseas influence operations are looking a little ragged. The Central Committee’s just-concluded… Read more »

When pandemics meet democracy

     

The covid-19 pandemic may represent one of the most serious challenges to global democracy since before the “third wave” of democratization began in the mid-1970s, according to The Journal of… Read more »

Democratic disconnect: Millennials the most disillusioned generation ‘in living memory’

     

Young people are less satisfied with democracy and more disillusioned than at any other time in the past century, especially in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia, a study by… 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 »

Defining and defending liberal values for democratic renewal

     

Defending core values should be an essential national interest for any foreign policy responding to challenges by revisionist powers, argues a recent analysis. But does an ethical dimension to foreign policy… Read more »

Transition time: From democratic decay & breakdown to innovation & renewal?

     

There has never been a more appropriate and urgent occasion to celebrate International Democracy Day, say advocates and analysts. On 25 June the joint Letter to Defend Democracy was issued… Read more »