Tag: @JoDemocracy

‘United front’ could contain global spread of China’s authoritarianism

     

  After writing on @Independent and @DailyMailUK, here my latest op-ed on @TheSun . Visually attractive design with an enlightening quote: “warn the world of China’s brutal regime.” Let’s work… Read more »

The ongoing democratic experiment: Reason for hope

     

Recent trends – not last democratic backsliding and autocratic resurgence – are enough to make one think that David Stasavage’s new book should have been about the rise and subsequent… Read more »

Hong Kong: ‘It’s Leninist authoritarianism vs liberal constitutionalism’

     

Since Beijing’s economic reforms began in 1978, Hong Kong has played a unique role — a place where western businesses could dip their toes in the new Chinese economy and… Read more »

Pandemic of power grabs: Autocrats’ opportunity in disaster

     

Even as some leaders exploit the COVID-19 pandemic, their inability to deal with popular suffering will act against the myth that they and their regimes are impregnable, the Economist observes…. Read more »

‘Viral Alarm’: China’s rulers enter new era of moral depletion

     

In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease… Read more »

Why Ecuador’s pushback against populism backfired

     

Since taking office in May 2017, Ecuadorean president Lenín Moreno has made headline-grabbing efforts to reverse the transformations wrought by his populist predecessor, Rafael Correa (2007–17 – yesterday found guilty… Read more »