Tag Archives: Journal of Democracy

Radicals, not centrists, are most hostile to democracy

     

In a thought-provoking opinion article recently published in the New York Times, political scientist David Adler draws on two large-scale public opinion surveys — the World Values Survey (WVS) and the European Values… Read more »

Centrists are the most hostile to democracy?

     

Across Europe and North America, support for democracy is in decline. To explain this trend, conventional wisdom points to the political extremes. Both the far left and the far right… Read more »

How Democracy Ends – ‘in its sleep’?

     

Central Europe is going backwards, with populism, nationalism and “illiberal democracy” on the rise. That is the consensus among many opinion leaders in Western Europe and North America, notes CEPA’s… Read more »

Bernard Lewis, R.I.P. – opposed Arab autocrats, studied Islam-democracy relationship

     

Bernard Lewis, an eminent historian of Islam who traced the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to a declining Islamic civilization, a controversial view that influenced world opinion and helped… Read more »

After ‘sham election’, four steps for rebuilding Venezuela’s democracy

     

Electoral authorities declared President Nicolas Maduro, the Council on Foreign Relations notes, with about 68 percent of votes cast, the winner in a Sunday snap presidential election. Roughly 46 percent… Read more »