Post Tagged with: "democracy"

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Beijing’s Failure to Honor the Basic Law

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Beijing’s Failure to Honor the Basic Law

Trust in the local and Beijing governments has been damaged; a moderate approach would serve Beijing’s interests better than the confrontational approach taken so far.

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

The international community’s response rewarded the threat of violence, essentially derailing any hopes of achieving consolidated democracy in Afghanistan.

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

An elite political compact, based around external support for meaningless elections, is not the only solution to the problems ahead in Afghanistan.

Review – Reinventing Global Democracy

Review – Reinventing Global Democracy

Scholte’s article, though inviting several questions, provides a solid starting point for how to reinvent global democracy in the face of the complexity of today’s world.

Egypt’s Failed Transition to Democracy: Was Political Culture a Major Factor?

Egypt’s Failed Transition to Democracy: Was Political Culture a Major Factor?

Why did Egypt miss the chance to build democratic governance? What does the astonishing popularity of another military strongman tell us about Egyptian politics?

Review – Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding

Review – Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding

Cubitt’s analysis of post-conflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone offers a unique case study for the critical and empirical examination of liberal peace-making.

Opposition in Bolivarian Venezuela: Caught Between Conflict and Compromise

Opposition in Bolivarian Venezuela: Caught Between Conflict and Compromise

The Venezuelan opposition has undergone important changes in an institutionalist direction in its composition, discursive emphasis, and strategic direction.

Review – 1989 as a Political World Event

Review – 1989 as a Political World Event

The peculiarity of Rupnik’s collection is its focus on 1989 as “world event”, although the manifestly Euro-centric perspective does not permit a truly extensive analysis.

Crisis in Venezuela: Will Anybody Support Democracy?

Crisis in Venezuela: Will Anybody Support Democracy?

While polarisation in society and government has led to unsustainable social fracture, a lack of regional support suggests Venezuelan democracy has been left on its own.

Civil Society Participation and Deliberative Democracy in the European Union

Civil Society Participation and Deliberative Democracy in the European Union

There is a gap between high theory-driven expectations and the modest realities of civil society participation.

Moblization and Deliberation. EU for the Citizens?

Moblization and Deliberation. EU for the Citizens?

EU measures to mitigate the ‘democratic deficit’ have been largely insufficient to date, rather the role of deliberation should be to include alternative discourses.

Review – The Small Nation Solution

Review – The Small Nation Solution

Bodley’s argument that societal problems are that of scale is strong; but more appreciation could be given to the benefits of treating the environment as part of the commons.

Review – The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

Review – The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

In focusing on the objectives of democracy promoters, this edited collection provides a fertile ground for understanding the process of democratization.

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