Tag Archives: Francis Fukuyama

‘Rudderless West’ drifting to ‘civilizational self-negation’?

     

The West is now rudderless. To be rudderless puts you at the mercy of elements. The elemental forces of politics today are tribalism, populism, authoritarianism and the sewage pipes of… Read more »

Do ‘identity politics’ really threaten democracy?

     

Around the world, democracy is threatened by the emergence of authoritarian, illiberal and nationalist leaders who are suppressing independent media and civil society. Identity politics are partly to blame, Stanford’s… Read more »

Can G-9 democracies save liberal world order?

     

For 70 years, Western allies shared a commitment to democracy, freedom, and human rights and a belief that advancing them globally was an essential contribution to international peace and prosperity,… Read more »

Russian disinformation ‘a major concern’: voter confidence in democratic process ‘taking a hit’

     

Russia Today, the Kremlin’s English language news network, is a “major concern”, the UK’s culture secretary said today, while calling on public broadcasters to defend democracy in the face of… Read more »

Identity politics is ‘pulling modern democracy apart’

     

If there is a single lesson to be learned from the contemporary Middle East, it is that national identity is critical to the success of any political system. That identity… Read more »

Sweden on brink of populist precipice?

     

Sweden, the last Scandinavian country to withstand the tide of populism that’s swept across Europe, is on the brink, analyst Anders E Borg writes for Bloomberg: Other Nordic countries like… Read more »

Are we on the brink of a post-democratic era?

     

Former President Obama will “echo his call to reject the rising strain of authoritarian politics and policies” when he accepts an award for ethics in government next week, The Hill… Read more »

‘Thinking Democratically’ vs. Identity Politics

     

Liberal democracy can deliver peace and prosperity, but what happens if peace and prosperity aren’t enough? Evan Goldstein asks in The Chronicle of Higher Education: It’s a question Francis Fukuyama… Read more »

Identity politics shift ‘not good for health of liberal democracy’

     

The world today is not converging around liberal democratic government, as it seemed to be for more than a generation, argues Stanford University’s Francis Fukuyama. The Third Wave of democratization… Read more »

Identity politics tribalism feeds crisis of democracy

     

Politics today is defined less by economic or ideological concerns than by questions of identity. All over the world, political leaders have mobilized followers around the idea that their dignity… Read more »