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Has the Hindu majority developed a ‘Nazi conscience’ in India?

August 7, 2023

🔮 Going beyond the Eurocentrism of populism research: lessons from the Philippines

June 22, 2023

🦋 Bhimrao Ambedkar as theorist of democracy

May 26, 2023

🔮 Uncovering the realities of populism in Japan

May 4, 2023

North Korea’s tactical shift in the Indo-Pacific

February 1, 2023
December 23, 2022

♟️ Let’s not overlook classic authoritarians! Understanding Thailand's political regime

Thareeat Laohabut The fashion for seeing all authoritarian regimes through the lens of ‘democratic backsliding’ or ‘autocratisation’ has overshadowed our understanding of the strategies of classic authoritarians. Thareerat Laohabut uses the case of Thailand to illustrate this problem, showing how civil-millitary relations supporting the regime have been inadequately understood Read more
October 17, 2022

Can Azerbaijan become a reliable gas supplier for Europe?

Gubad Ibadoghlu Russia's war in Ukraine poses a threat to Europe’s energy security, prompting the EU to search for new gas suppliers. One of these is Azerbaijan. Gubad Ibadoglu explores the capacity of the country’s gas transport and production and assesses the potential for Azerbaijan to become a reliable gas supplier for Europe Read more
October 14, 2022

📐 Reintegration into China would cost Taiwan its empowerment rights

Stephen Bagwell The case of Hong Kong shows that Chinese Communist Party dominance has a negative impact on empowerment rights. For Taiwan, though, it could end up much worse. Stephen Bagwell and Meridith LaVelle explore the potential outcomes of this scenario, using evidence from Hong Kong and data from the Human Rights Measurement Initiative Read more
October 5, 2022

🦋 Understanding democracy without the ‘D-word’

Yida Zhai Public perceptions of democracy are diverse, and some even see democracy in authoritarian regimes. So directly using ‘democracy’ in surveys is prone to elicit biased responses. Therefore, Yida Zhai argues, it is necessary to conceptualise and operationalise democracy in an alternative manner without using the ‘D-word’ Read more
September 23, 2022

Indian Muslim minorities suffer persecution from revived Hindu populism and nationalism

Amit Singh The hegemonic rise of Hindu nationalism and Hindu populism in India has trapped Indian Muslim minorities. The secular Indian state appears to be developing into a Hindu authoritarian state, and one where violence against Muslims is normalised, argues Amit Singh Read more

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