Post Tagged with: "democracy"

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.

Image by Geoff Livingston

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.

Technology and Tyranny: Social Media and the End of the Liberal World Order

Technology and Tyranny: Social Media and the End of the Liberal World Order

Social media are used by authoritarian regimes and tyrants – and as instruments of resistance. In both cases, they participate in the redefinition of the world order.

Interview – Timothy Snyder

Interview – Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder discusses Russia’s interference in US elections, the relationship between internet penetration and democracy, and the impact of the decline of local media.

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What Is Nationalism? A Nation? A Nationalist?

In principle, the nation-state is an institutional means precisely to democratize the international system.

Review – Adults in the Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

Review – Adults in the Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

Rather than a lesson on the economics of bailouts and austerity, Varoufakis’ memoir reads like a treatise on the politics of sovereign debt restructuring during crises.

Interview – Elisabete Azevedo-Harman

Interview – Elisabete Azevedo-Harman

Elisabete Azevedo-Harman sheds light on the growth of communication, citizenship and technology in Africa and discusses Dhlakama’s legacy, democracy and President Nyusi.

Interview – PJ Brendese

Interview – PJ Brendese

PJ Brendese discusses his work exploring public memory, forgetting, relationships to memory and their link to democratic possibilities, and recent debates over monuments.

Review – Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans

Review – Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans

Mujanović’s book outlines the crisis of democracy and failure of Western efforts to democratise the Balkan region but offers pessimism as well as hope for the future.

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