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The EU should be cautious in shifting away from economic liberalism

January 26, 2023

🦋 Making the case for administrative democracy

January 23, 2023

The roots of political conflict in Peru

January 20, 2023

Jean Blondel 1929-2022 – a great man

January 19, 2023

🌊 Interest groups in Central and Eastern Europe have become an endangered species

January 18, 2023
January 17, 2023

US presidentialism: no room for political deadlock

David Pimenta With the tiresome election of GOP leader Kevin McCarthy for the US House of Representatives, critics are tempted to condemn US democracy. However, writes David Pimenta, the quality of presidential systems of government depends on the separation of powers. It also depends on mutual control between a strong executive and empowered legislative assemblies that can overcome temporary deadlocks Read more
January 16, 2023

Saving democracy: three (r)evolutionary remedies

Łukasz Wordliczek Democratic malaise, deconsolidation, backsliding, illiberalism, decline, erosion, rupture, decay, or simply: crisis. This 'conceptual bazaar' shows that democracy does not necessarily keep up with today’s challenges. Łukasz Wordliczek suggests three possible remedies Read more
January 10, 2023

🦋 Recentring the demos in the measurement of democracy

Seema Shah Seema Shah argues for putting the lived experiences of historically marginalised communities at the centre of democracy measurement. By doing so, she says, we can meaningfully reshape our understanding of democracy as a practice Read more
January 9, 2023

The ‘co-production’ of public transport services on the Shabbat in Israel

Niva Golan-Nadir Niva Golan-Nadir examines the origins of alternative politics in the form of co-production of essential services. As an example, she looks at the provision of public transport services in Israel on the Sabbath. She models the way this comes about, how it works, and considers its implications for democracy Read more
January 6, 2023

♟️ Authoritarian practices with adjectives in China

Abbey Heffer Authoritarian regimes are not centralised monoliths. In China, authoritarian responses to protest can differ dramatically across localities. Abbey Heffer argues that research on regime-level authoritarianism often overlooks decentralisation. Studying aspects of authoritarianism, such as protest repression and concessions, requires a practice-based approach that reconciles national and localised authoritarianism Read more

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