Search Results for: democratic renewal

Putting the populist revolt in its place: economic have-nots & cultural backlash

     

In many Western democracies, this is a year of revolt against elites, notes Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Professor at Harvard University. As Financial Times columnist Philip Stephens put it,… Read more »

Defending democracy in a ‘post-truth society’

     

The long-term integrity of democratic institutions is threatened by “deteriorating norms of truthfulness and authority”, says Stanford University’s Francis Fukuyama, a board member of the National Endowment for Democracy. The… Read more »

How to understand and ‘throttle’ ISIS

     

A thorough examination of the Islamic State’s history and practices is useful for designing a coordinated and effective campaign against it—and for understanding why the group might be able to… Read more »

Ukraine’s former leader ‘paid bribes of $2 billion’ – $1.4 million for each day in office

     

  Ukraine’s former president paid bribes worth at least $2 billion (£1.4 billion) during his four years in office – amounting to almost $1.4 million for every day he was… Read more »

From protest to politics: Madinati ‘shakes up Lebanon’s old guard’

     

  Several dozen people gathered outside a Future Movement office in Beirut’s Al-Tariq al-Jadideh area Thursday to demand payments. A source told The Daily Star that the protesters were staff hired… Read more »

Political turbulence: 21st century parties and social media

     

  Social media do shape collective action through, for example, “micro-donations” which make it easy to join a cause, says Professor Helen Margetts, co-author of a new book, “Political Turbulence”:… Read more »

The authoritarian hijacking of soft power

     

A renewed struggle between democracy and authoritarianism has emerged, argues Christopher Walker, executive director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy. The decade-long democratic… Read more »

Democracy ‘losing the global battle of ideas’?

     

The tide of global democratic change, which at the start of the new millennium looked like an unstoppable force of nature, has been turned back over the last decade. How… Read more »