Tag: Francis Fukuyama

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 »

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 »

Why democracy is in trouble

     

  Is democracy in trouble? Nearly 30 years after Francis Fukuyama declared the end of history and the triumph of liberal democracy, this question is no longer outlandish. But current… Read more »

Anwar in the wings of Malaysia’s renascent democracy

     

The good news is that Najib Razak’s massively corrupt and incrementally despotic nine-year rule is over. The cautionary news is that Malaysia’s democracy is not yet fully secured, given the… Read more »

The Corruption Cure: Brazil’s democracy gains from anti-kleptocracy moves

     

Brazil’s jailing of its beloved former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday sent a strong signal to all of Latin America that the era of political impunity was… Read more »

‘Backlash to liberal democracy’ threatens Western order

     

In the aftermath of World War II, the victorious Western countries forged institutions — NATO, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization — that aimed to keep the peace… Read more »