Tag: Journal of Democracy

Democratic Disconnect: The Danger of Deconsolidation

     

Are citizens in the world’s advanced democracies still committed to democratic government? In the latest issue of The Journal of Democracy, Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk consider whether there are… Read more »

No nationalism, no democracy?

     

Marc F. Plattner, founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy and co-chair of the Research Council of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, addressed the delicate relationship between nationalism and… Read more »

Brexit might undermine Europe’s democratic order

     

In the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote, it is easy to forget that democracy in Europe is a relatively recent development, notes Barnard College professor Sheri Berman. Up through… Read more »

With Brexit, ‘Euroskepticism Arrives: Marginal No More’

     

In light of the raging debates over the causes and consequences of the UK’s Brexit vote, it is worth revisiting two prescient and illuminating essays from the Journal of Democracy…. Read more »

The West’s Weimar moment?

     

  The emergence of a virulent new strain of authoritarian populism on both sides of the Atlantic has prompted many observers to draw (largely inappropriate and far-fetched) analogies with the… Read more »

New fault-lines over moral matters at UN

     

A traditionalist coalition comprising autocratic states like Russia alongside the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which groups 57 mainly Muslim lands, has been rallying its forces against LGBT rights, The Economist notes:… Read more »

Venezuela’s opposition ‘hits wall’ of institutional Chavismo

     

Venezuela’s opposition moved quickly on its electoral promise to press for sweeping change after its legislative election victory, but quickly hit a wall, Bloomberg reports: That wall was built with… Read more »

Latin America’s democratic moment?

     

When street protests forced Guatemala’s president to step down last fall amid a corruption scandal (left), it seemed a rare break in a long and lucrative tradition of impunity in… Read more »

Understanding Reform in Myanmar – a new configuration of power?

     

The National League for Democracy’s vigorous support of the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord and national political dialogue along with efforts to strengthen the parliament and other existing institutions can help to… Read more »