Tag: Identity politics

E Pluribus Unum. Do identity politics enhance or threaten liberal democracy?

     

The rise of right-wing nationalist populism threatens liberal democracy because populist leaders seek to use the legitimacy they gain from democratic elections to undermine liberal institutions such as courts, the media, and… 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 »

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 »

‘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 »

Identity trumps ideology for radical extremists?

     

The administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama stayed away from rhetoric that traced the ideological roots of terrorism to Islam and a political-religious movement within the faith that… Read more »

New voice of change helps Ukraine reinvent itself

     

Ukraine is at the center of Russia’s conflict with the West, playing a vital role in Vladimir Putin’s ambition to restore Russia’s great-power status, The Economist notes: The Kremlin has… Read more »

Brexit the ‘most damaging blow ever inflicted on liberal democratic international order’

     

Make no mistake about it. Britain’s vote to leave the EU is the most damaging blow ever inflicted on the liberal democratic international order created under US auspices after 1945…. Read more »