Post Tagged with: "democracy"

Elite Choices, Path Dependency and the Arab Spring

Elite Choices, Path Dependency and the Arab Spring

Structural and demographic factors have been favoured as explanations for the Arab Spring, but more careful analysis and research points to the impact of national elites.

Interview – Abbey Steele

Interview – Abbey Steele

Abbey Steele talks to us about the Colombian conflict, forms of displacement, the practice of ‘subcontracted state-building’, her fieldwork in Colombia and women in IR.

Review – The Left Case Against the EU

Review – The Left Case Against the EU

An important contribution to the left debate over the European Union that mercilessly shatters many of the arguments presented by ‘remain and reform’ advocates.

Mechanisms Behind Diffusion of Democracy in the Pearl River Delta Region

Mechanisms Behind Diffusion of Democracy in the Pearl River Delta Region

Despite their limited resources, promoters of democracy in Hong Kong and Taiwan may still have a democratising impact on some sections of Mainland China’s society.

The Venezuelan Crisis: Maduro’s Regime Legitimacy and Potential Outcomes

The Venezuelan Crisis: Maduro’s Regime Legitimacy and Potential Outcomes

Under the Maduro political regime, democracy has deteriorated. Negotiations excluding the US seems to be the way to prevent more social chaos and political instability.

Review – Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

Review – Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

Susskind’s account is compelling in terms of its capacity to characterise the coming of the digital lifeworld and to suggest how we can reinvent politics within it.

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Internet Democracy in ‘New’ India

The internet has given privileges as well as challenges to India which is new in the sense of the economic and according socio-political transformations.

Interview – David Runciman

Interview – David Runciman

David Runciman discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on democracy, the link between conspiracy theories and technology and his views on identity politics.

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Looking Back at 2011

2011 is a moment in history which encapsulated the impulse for achieving democracy yet a review of subsequent events show democratisation is an extremely complex process.

Habitus: Why Positive Law Is Better than Originalism or Post-Modernism in Law

Habitus: Why Positive Law Is Better than Originalism or Post-Modernism in Law

Positive law stands as a tradition that predates post-modernism and post-structuralism; and, yet, it persists as an important corrective to them in their extremes.

Out of Illusion, Weakness: Liberalism and Its Blind Spots

Out of Illusion, Weakness: Liberalism and Its Blind Spots

The paradox is that, in order to save liberalism at home, liberal states may have to become more realist in their dealings with the illiberal world beyond.

The 2018 Elections and the Uncertain Future of Brazilian Democracy

The 2018 Elections and the Uncertain Future of Brazilian Democracy

The shadow that hovers over Brazilian democracy today will mobilize many people within and beyond Brazil to challenge and contain Bolsonaro’s authoritarian temptations.

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Courts: The Quagmire

The Bar Associations have substantively failed to regulate their own people, contributing to a decrease in public trust in the judicial system at large.

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