Tag: democratic renewal

Innovation, creativity needed for democratic renewal

     

In scores of countries where democracy has sunk shallow roots, democratic development and the rule of law are threatened by a witches brew of corruption, bad governance, electoral fraud, illiberal… Read more »

Comparing transatlantic democratic distress (and prospects for renewal)

     

Liberal democracy is in crisis where it was long thought most securely established. In both Western Europe and the United States, polls suggest voters are losing faith in democratic institutions;… Read more »

U.S. must maintain role as democracy’s global defender, says Macron

     

French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech to the U.S. Congress was a full-throated defense of liberal democracy, which for some sparked memories of George W. Bush’s second inaugural address. But there… Read more »

Macron promotes ‘grand narratives’ for democratic renewal

     

Europe’s most dynamic political leader, Emmanuel Macron, pays a state visit to Washington this week. The French president has emerged as the West’s most formidable opponent of populist nationalism and… Read more »

Macron calls for democratic renewal: ‘not authoritarian democracy but the authority of democracy’

     

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that “there seems to be a European civil war” between liberal democracy and rising authoritarianism, the BBC reports. The rapid changes in the today’s… Read more »

Rethinking democracy for democratic renewal

     

If contemporary democracies are going to compete with autocratic systems on the world stage while avoiding their own suicide through polarization and paralysis fueled by untrustworthy information, they need a… Read more »

How democratic renewal can uphold liberal world order

     

A recent speech by George W. Bush made headlines showed an understanding of the grave stakes that challenge the United States and other Western democracies, liberal commentator Michael Tomasky writes for the… 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 »

Democracy’s defense mechanisms eroding. Populism here to stay?

     

In the age of migration the important characteristic of many of Europe’s populist parties is not that they are national-conservative but that they are reactionary, notes Ivan Krastev, chairman of… Read more »