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Mobilizing youth adds momentum to democratic renewal

     

A new international youth movement would bring energy and momentum to efforts to realize The Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal, a leading democracy advocate told last week’s Zagreb Youth Summit… Read more »

Democratic renewal must address shifts in West’s political culture

     

Political scientists have long contended that culture matters to the formation and consolidation of democracy. But efforts to renew democracy and challenge authoritarianism will need to pay closer attention to… Read more »

Ideas and prospects for democratic renewal

     

The assumption that autocracy is a feasible alternative to liberal democracy is understandable. When representative democracy fell before, it fell in that direction. It also fits the trend of events… Read more »

Latin America innovates for democratic renewal

     

If democratic renewal entails innovation, Latin America may have something to offer, research suggests. Preliminary results of the LATINNO Project show that since the 1990’s and especially since the 2000’s… Read more »

Asian democrats can help fill vacuum on democratic renewal

     

It is too early to know if the current democratic recession represents a blip or something more malignant, says a leading expert. “But the recession is certainly deepening,” Stanford University’s… Read more »

What democratic renewal looks like?

     

  Emmanuel Macron, the new French president, is about to achieve something extraordinary: His brand-new centrist party, Republic on the Move, is on track to win a sweeping, unprecedented majority… Read more »

Prospects for democratic renewal 35 years after Reagan’s Westminster Address

     

Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright turned president in Czechoslovakia, had a unique ability to find hope in the bleakest of situations, notes Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for… Read more »

Democratic renewal will help the Free World ‘out of its defensive crouch’

     

Liberal democrats need to go on the offensive to counter the external authoritarians and internal illiberal forces undermining democratic institutions and liberal values, says a prominent commentator. Ideas have power,… Read more »

‘Vibrant call’ for democratic renewal to safeguard liberal ideals

     

Democracies are becoming cynical, while the terrorist threat “offers boulevards to demagogues of all kinds,” writes Bernard Henri-Levy. “With youth no longer possessing a memory of the great struggles against… Read more »

New ‘global hub’ to wage battle of ideas for democratic renewal

     

The geopolitical retreat of the West, the authoritarian resurgence, the erosion of belief in democratic values, and the loss of faith in the efficacy of democratic institutions have halted democratic… Read more »