Tag: Saskia Brechenmacher

How to re-energize democracy: Demands for change may be spreading


Protesters around the world demanded change this year. While most protests were sparked by local issues, such as rising fuel prices or dissatisfaction with a leader, there were commonalities. Demonstrators… Read more »

Comparing transatlantic democratic distress (and prospects for renewal)


Liberal democracy is in crisis where it was long thought most securely established. In both Western Europe and the United States, polls suggest voters are losing faith in democratic institutions;… Read more »

Civil Society Under Assault: Repression and Responses


The closing of civic space has become a defining feature of political life in an ever-increasing number of countries, notes Saskia Brechenmacher, an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule… Read more »