Category: democratic values

Pestilential ‘battle of narratives’ a return to ideologies?

     

Surely among the strangest and least expected outcomes of the Great Pestilence is that the country that hatched the virus looks as though it will now enjoy the technological and… Read more »

Democratic deliberation: From World 1.0 to World 2.0?

     

  World 1.0 World 2.0 110 successive months of job growth 10 million jobless claims in 2 weeks 10 year bull market across sectors Winners and losers with extreme outcome… Read more »

The Great Coming Apart = The Abandonment of the West

     

In “The Abandonment of the West”, Michael Kimmage, Professor of History at the Catholic University of America, describes how, once it was no longer protected by rivalry with the Soviet… Read more »

COVID-19 ‘infodemic’: West in disarray over autocrats’ ‘battle of narratives’

     

The West has largely been in disarray in responding to autocratic disinformation on the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting calls for the U.S. to launch a “multilateral” initiative with like-minded democracies to… Read more »

Do autocracies or democracies handle pandemics better?

     

If democracies cannot cooperate to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the result could be a “decisive global shift” toward China’s authoritarian model, one analyst suggests. Three factors appear to… Read more »

The political lessons of the coronavirus pandemic

     

The real lessons of the coronavirus pandemic will be political, argues Thomas J. Bollyky,  Director of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Plagues and… Read more »

Surveillance or solidarity? Democracies respond to Covid-19

     

Pandemics are democratizing experiences and can also catalyze social change. The Atlantic’s Ed Yong writes: People, businesses, and institutions have been remarkably quick to adopt or call for practices that… Read more »

‘Renewing Democracy in the Digital Age’: Rebuilding civic architecture, renovating democratic institutions

     

Rebuilding civic architecture, renovating democratic institutions and renewing the legitimacy of democracy will foster the resilience of societies and help preserve liberal-democratic values, according to a new analysis. Building a… Read more »

Why democracies cannot be ‘satisfaction machines’

     

Seeing democratization after the Cold War as a troubled process of political imitation helps us understand three critical ways in which an unjustifiable over-idealization of capitalism and democracy helped bring… Read more »

Autocratization poses challenge for democracy assistance strategies

     

Illiberals are neither fully committed to civil liberties – such as freedom of expression, assembly and association – and the rule of law, nor totally devoted to the institutions that… Read more »