Post Tagged with: "democracy"

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.

Interview – Marina Povitkina

Interview – Marina Povitkina

Marina Povitkina discusses her PhD research on democracy and its effect on environmental performance, as well as the Paris Agreement, green policies and island nations.

Zimbabwe Elections: The Local and Regional Implications

Zimbabwe Elections: The Local and Regional Implications

Zimbabwe’s recent elections portray the yearnings of the citizenry to depart from the 37 years of misrule that resulted into political and economic disorder.

Review – Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

Review – Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

David Frum puts forward a powerful message outlining his concerns over the Trump presidency and the damage it is doing to the country, democracy and conservatism.

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N-of-1 Survey Finds Support for a Return to the Divine Right of Kings (A Satire)

A satirical commentary on the feasibility of a return to the divine right of kings in light of a perceived decline of the rule of law.

Interview – Milan Vaishnav

Interview – Milan Vaishnav

Dr Milan Vaishnav shares his views on corruption, accountability and politics in India, the successes of India’s democratic experiment and the 2019 national elections.

Will Liberal Democracy Survive the Century?

Will Liberal Democracy Survive the Century?

We have yet to settle whether the features of liberal democracy are inherent to the system itself, or to particular contexts in which the system is installed.

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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

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