Tag: Democracy: a Journal of Ideas

Democracy’s development, decay, or death knell?

     

Western populism is impossible to understand as a direct result of domestic problems. Rather, it is a reaction to the global redistribution of power that is still taking shape, argues… Read more »

Digital Democracy Agency? Invest in resilience to win new information war

     

Russian online outlets spread disinformation to sway voters in last month’s European Union elections, the bloc said on Friday in a report calling for social media firms to take greater… Read more »

Explaining advanced democracies’ ‘exceptional resilience’

     

The emergence of authoritarian capitalism and illiberal populism is raising fresh questions about the relationship between democracy, predicated on political equality, and the market, a driver of socio-economic inequality. But… Read more »

The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

     

Zeynep Tufekci’s Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest is a timely examination of the recent digital era of public protest. Moving through her analyses of the… Read more »

Deconstruction of the West? The real challenges to the liberal world order

     

In both developed and developing states, challenges to the liberal order are converging on a single main competitor, populist nationalism, which is a response to the tension between two central… Read more »

Push back against the tyrants: how to counter authoritarian assault on civil society

     

With rising awareness that simply holding elections does not a democracy make, investments in civil society are central to democracy promotion—helping to provide the education, information, and accountability without which… Read more »