Tag Archives: Yascha Mounk

Is more democracy always better democracy?

     

…….asks Harvard University scholar Yascha Mounk. Some political scientists contend that “[s]eemingly minor variations in the institutional setup of democracies” determine the different ways in which states behave, while “supposedly… Read more »

‘Allure of the Illiberal’ prompts democrats’ call to arms

     

If we fail to learn from the past, we do so at our own peril. That was one of the messages from the Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei to a gathering… Read more »

What is liberal about liberal democracy?

     

Speaking at the Athens Democracy Forum, author Yascha Mounk  [a contributor to the National Endowment for Democracy’s Journal of Democracy] gives his recommended reading to anyone seeking an introduction to what… Read more »

Are we on the brink of a post-democratic era?

     

Former President Obama will “echo his call to reject the rising strain of authoritarian politics and policies” when he accepts an award for ethics in government next week, The Hill… Read more »

‘Don’t abandon democratic values’ – U.S. foreign policy’s ‘moral compass’

     

The rule-based international order is under unprecedented strain because of both internal stresses on leading democracies and rising pressure from such challengers as Russia and China, the order — but… Read more »