Tag: Journal of Democracy

Democracy embattled: How to make renewal happen?

     

A growing number of think tanks uses the World Economic Forum’s conference in Davos as an opportunity to release headline grabbing studies, analyst Mike O’Sullivan writes for Forbes. Of the… Read more »

Why liberal democracy is on the defensive

     

To understand why liberal democracy is on the defensive, there is no better place to start than the 30th-anniversary edition of the Journal of Democracy, the  flagship publication of the… Read more »

The return of ideology? Western societies’ resilience ‘not a given’

     

America must grapple with the reality that the unipolar moment is ending, the Texas National Security Review suggests.  A new bipolarity is fast emerging from the political wreckage of the… Read more »

Memory laws – ‘a litmus test for new democracies’

     

In his 2019 book, “After the Fall: Crisis, Recovery and the Making of a New Spain,” Tobias Buck of the Financial Times reports that in 2018 there were 1,143 Spanish streets named for Franco… Read more »

Political competition between governance systems is ‘nothing new’

     

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world’s most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Now it looks like they want to hang on to those… Read more »

Democracies on the verge of a nervous breakdown?

     

If there’s a word that sums up the current mood of the West’s high command, it’s this: despair. That’s the clearest and most alarming takeaway from discussions with the assorted… Read more »

Defending Democracy: Lessons for renewal?

     

In the face of democratic erosion and decay, do other countries’ experiences offer lessons on securing a route to democratic renewal? Defending Democracy: Lessons from Around the World is a… Read more »

Armenia’s authentic democratic breakthrough faces central dilemma

     

Nikol Pashinyan’s government, which came to power as a result of Armenia’s Velvet Revolution, has the best chance in the state’s newly independent history of bringing about a sustainable democratic… Read more »

Iranian democracy: playing the long game

     

Civil society activist Mariam Memarsadeghi and her NGO Tavaana aren’t planning for the “day of” the revolution, the way so many other opponents of the Iranian regime seem to be…. Read more »

‘Democracies Divided’: How to counter political polarization

     

Political polarization is tearing at the seams of democracies around the world—from Brazil, India, and Kenya, to Poland, Turkey, and the United States, Carnegie Endowment scholar Thomas Carothers observes in… Read more »