Over recent weeks, Western pundits have been quick to claim recent events in Tunisia are evidence of a â€˜failed democracy experimentâ€™. But Hager Ali and Ameni Mehrez argue that the protests are more a testament to democratic resilience than failure Read more
Only a few months remain before elections in Libya. But Western policymakers are focusing on election preparations and the withdrawal of foreign mercenaries, to the neglect of other pressing matters. Hager Ali argues that unless Libya tackles its political and military problems, elections may prove little more than a sticking plaster on a bullet wound Read more
Chileâ€™s constitutional reform started after massive social protests in 2019. With gender parity, reserved seats for indigenous people, and a significant number of seats for independent delegates, Julieta Suarez-Cao argues that the country's assembly is on track to rebuild democratic legitimacy in the years to come Read more
Following the end of the Cold War, the VisegrÃ¡d 4 of Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia embarked on a 'return to the West'. These countries, writes Aliaksei Kazharski, are hardly beacons of democracy. But could they anchor Europeanisation and democratic change in East-Central Europe? Read more
What does the recent military coup tell us about the prospects for Myanmarâ€™s regime? Stefano Ruzza argues that while the country's semi-democracy is not dead, it is unlikely ever to escape occasional authoritarian interventions Read more
Under the Biden administration, the EU stands to have an ally against authoritarian tendencies in some Central and Eastern European countries writes Veronica Anghel. But US involvement will not be transformative Read more
The more â€˜democraciesâ€™ you find inside a polity, the better it will resist anti-democratic forces, writes Jean-Paul Gagnon. If we stop thinking about democracy as a concept, but rather think of the â€˜democraciesâ€™ and the degree of â€˜demodiversityâ€™ inside a polity, we can understand more about what might save democratic polities from current challenges Read more
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