Post Tagged with: "democracy"

The State of Democracy in Fiji

The State of Democracy in Fiji

Fiji can only benefit from the elimination of an insidious form of communal politics that has made false promises to ordinary Taukei concerning their future prosperity.

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Interview – Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt discusses the changing forms of global structures since writing Empire with Negri and the interactions between social movements, politics and academics.

Democratic Peace Theory: Is the Patient Terminally Ill or Recuperable?

Democratic Peace Theory: Is the Patient Terminally Ill or Recuperable?

Although DPT in its current form is a dubious conceptual tool, a promising way to ‘repair’ the theory is to find points of convergence with competing explanations

The Dilemma of Middle Eastern Democracy

The Dilemma of Middle Eastern Democracy

The seemingly infertile soil for democracy in the Middle East can be better understood by primarily examining the hindering role of the coercive apparatus in the region.

Accountability, Peace, Development and Democracy in Bangladesh

Accountability, Peace, Development and Democracy in Bangladesh

The European Union should promote a dialogue between political forces in Bangladesh that will allow a return to stability and normal democratic means to contest power.

Review – Debating Human Rights

Review – Debating Human Rights

Chong addresses the complexities of universal human rights and presents contemporary debates that are excellent springboard into the much contested rights discourse.

Review – US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion

Review – US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion

This ready-to-use edited handbook provides a good and complete introduction to the history and evolution of US democracy promotion abroad.

Democracy and Geopolitics: Understanding Ukraine’s Threat to Russia

Democracy and Geopolitics: Understanding Ukraine’s Threat to Russia

For Russia to feel secure, Ukraine needs to be geopolitically neutralised. Otherwise to renew stability either Russia or the West will have to accept the loss of Ukraine.

Shadows Cast over Democracy in the Caribbean

Shadows Cast over Democracy in the Caribbean

What took place in St Kitts and Nevis indicates that despite the generally good record of democracy in the Caribbean, the region cannot rest on its laurels.

Interview – Marina Ottaway

Interview – Marina Ottaway

Marina Ottaway, senior scholar at Woodrow Wilson Center, talks about the fight against ISIS, US democracy promotion, prospects for Egypt, and secular parties in the Middle East.

Review – Latin America’s Radical Left

Review – Latin America’s Radical Left

Ellner’s engaging volume moves beyond the stagnant ‘two lefts’ thesis to ask more substantive questions about governance and democracy under the region’s radical left.

Turkish Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times

Turkish Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times

Turkey’s democratic consolidation problems in the domestic arena have posed limitations on its ability to project power in the region, and widened the chasm with the European Union.

What is Islamic Democracy? The Three Cs of Islamic Governance

What is Islamic Democracy? The Three Cs of Islamic Governance

Democracy is inherent to Islamic values and Islamic historical experience. 
Muslims must revisit their sources and re-understand them without a bias against things.

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