Post Tagged with: "democracy"

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Trump’s Dream and Tocqueville’s Nightmare

The current erosion of agency amongst citizens in the U.S. is bringing us closer than ever to Tocqueville’s cautions of the path to despotism

Review Feature – The Experts are Dead, Long Live the Experts!

Review Feature – The Experts are Dead, Long Live the Experts!

Two new books, The Ideas Industry and The Death of Expertise, consider the role of experts in the current US political landscape but reach quite different conclusions.

Authoritarian Difussion and the Failure of the “Colour Revolutions” to Spread

Authoritarian Difussion and the Failure of the “Colour Revolutions” to Spread

Can the concept of “Authoritarian Difussion” explain the unsuccessful spread of the colour revolution and the repressive measures that illiberal regimes have taken after?

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election and Political Future

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election and Political Future

With the lack of a truly democratic government, a leader sympathising with the people and representing their interest might be the best Hong Kong can currently hope for.

Balkan Schrodinger’s Cat: The Case of Macedonian Democracy

Balkan Schrodinger’s Cat: The Case of Macedonian Democracy

Urgent reforms on systemic rule of law issues and the restoration of freedom of expression need to occur in order to determine the future of Macedonian democracy.

Human Rights and Democracy: An Incompatible or Complementary Relationship?

Human Rights and Democracy: An Incompatible or Complementary Relationship?

This essay traverses tensions between human rights and democracy stemming from their incompatible basic values, modes of application and types of politics they foster.

Exploding Inequality is Killing Democracy

Exploding Inequality is Killing Democracy

“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both” (Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1916-1939). “Democracy is first and foremost about equality: equality of power and equality of sharing in the benefits […]

Populist Challenge and Political Judgement

Populist Challenge and Political Judgement

We live in an era of the devaluation of knowledge in which the difference between ‘truth’ and ‘lies’ does not count anymore; this makes electorates prone to populism.

The European Response to the Syrian War: Pathologies Uncovered

The European Response to the Syrian War: Pathologies Uncovered

The EU must effectively address its migration pathologies and dysfunctionalities to fulfil its humanitarian promise to be a space of freedom, prosperity and rule of law

Interview – Jennifer Hochschild

Interview – Jennifer Hochschild

Jennifer Hochschild discusses the threats to democracy, ‘Black Lives Matter’, and the rhetoric surrounding ethnicity and immigration in the 2016 presidential primaries.

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On the Brink: A Year of Power-Sharing Crises

The crises of the past year suggest that power-sharing is more resilient than it first appears and thus remains an important tool for ending wars and building peace.

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