Democracy

Review – Hans Kelsen’s Political Realism

Felix Rösch • Jul 22 2021 • Features

Schuett’s work highlights Kelsen’s often overlooked contributions to IR, but raises questions over the conflation of strands of realist thought and the pessimism of mid-century thinkers.

Interview – Ajay Gudavarthy

E-International Relations • Jun 6 2021 • Features

Ajay Gudavarthy talks about Indian politics, including the state of its democracy, secular sectarianism, militant left-wing politics, right-wing populism, the politics of a post-civil society, and the Farmers’ Protests.

Review – Pluralist Democracy in International Relations

Felix Rösch • May 16 2021 • Features

Holthaus explores the work of three British thinkers, Hobhouse, Cole, and Mitrany, and highlights their relevance to today’s democracies.

Interview – Carisa Nietsche

E-International Relations • Apr 3 2021 • Features

Carisa Nietsche considers Chinese and US foreign policy and their influence in Europe, as well as threats to democracy in the region.

Opinion – Digital Disinformation, Civic Disengagement and the Future of Democracy

Allison Muzyka • Mar 27 2021 • Articles

As youth turn to online content rampant with disinformation, civic education is not engaging them to participate in democratic processes.

Review – Discordant Democracy: Noise, Affect, Populism and the Presidential Campaign

Laura Kunreuther • Feb 14 2021 • Features

Justin Patch argues that sound (particularly noise) needs to be at the center of our understanding of democracy.

Interview – Bann Seng Tan

E-International Relations • Feb 7 2021 • Features

Bann Seng Tan talks to us about forms of democracy promotion through foreign aid, what makes it effective and the impact of COVID-19.

Radical Democracy and Self-Governance in Kurdistan

Hanifi Baris • Dec 15 2020 • Articles

The Kurdish model promises a secular, democratic, pluralistic, egalitarian and environmentalist model of self-rule for all, providing an opportunity for peace and harmony in Kurdistan.

America’s Democratic Shortcomings and the Liberal International Order

Manuel Reinert • Nov 13 2020 • Articles

With better representation, citizens would choose policymakers more in tune with the progressive values held by the majority, at home and abroad.

Review – Authoritarian Africa: Repression, resistance, and the power of ideas

Cliff (Ubba) Kodero • Aug 30 2020 • Features

The book explores why authoritarian regimes have persisted in Africa and investigates the extent to which European colonialists can be blamed for Africa’s problems.

Opinion – The Survival of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution

Víctor M. Mijares • Jul 7 2020 • Articles

The Bolivarian Revolution and its authoritarian resilience can be interpreted as manifestations of a larger global process relating to the decline of the liberal order.

Interview – Laurence Payot

E-International Relations • Dec 18 2019 • Features

Artist Laurence Payot talks about her projects gathering stories from refugees and displaced people across the UK, identity, and the ways art can influence politics.

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