Tag: illiberal democracies

How the EU can solve its authoritarian creep

     

A union built to protect democracy faces authoritarian creep. Its leaders are divided over the best response, The Financial Times reports. The anti-democratic tilt in some EU states is an… Read more »

Russia ‘actively sponsoring’ assault on Hungary’s democracy

     

The European Union should determine if Hungary is at risk of breaching shared European values of democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights, members of the European Parliament said today, raising concerns over… Read more »

What Comes Next? Resilience lessons for liberal democracy’s renewal

     

Are there lessons for renewal from democracies that have faced executive degradation of pre-weakened democratic institutions, particularly countries with polarized populations? In What Comes Next? Lessons for the Recovery of Liberal Democracy, a report… Read more »

Hungary slipping from ‘semi-authoritarian order to fully authoritarian’?

     

In Budapest 1, a parliamentary district at the heart of the Hungarian capital, most voters will not support the party of Viktor Orban, the country’s far-right prime minister, in a… Read more »

‘Strongman trades trump democratic deficits’: why are illiberal democrats popular?

     

Poland’s tightening grip on its judiciary has prompted nationwide protests and threats of European sanctions, but its asset prices and currency have soared this year as they have in plenty… Read more »

Poland’s ‘populist form of corporate nationalism’

     

Europe’s illiberal democracies have gained a new member, and the world has taken notice, analyst Henry Foy observes. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the Law and Justice party had been… Read more »

Why illiberal democracies?

     

The rise of illiberal democracy in Central Europe is at least partly due to incomplete or inadequate democratic transitions from Communist rule, Le Monde’s Sylvie Kaufmann writes for The New… Read more »

Fears of illiberal Central Europe axis ‘overblown’?

     

Poland’s crackdown on the judiciary and public media, emulating Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s accumulation of power, has raised fears in the European Union of a new illiberal axis based… Read more »