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September 7, 2021

๐ŸŒŠ Despite illiberal challenges, the golden age of democracy is now

Lea Heyne rather than the exception, writes Lea Heyne. The world is moving in a direction of more democracy, not less Read more
August 27, 2021

๐ŸŒŠ Harnessing illiberalismโ€™s analytical leverage

Julian Waller Some contemporary political developments take inspiration from fascism. But analogies between modern anti-liberal reaction and earlier totalitarian ideologies tend to obscure more than they enlighten. The concept of illiberalism allows us to make cross-national, ideational comparisons โ€“ especially transhistorical ones, writes Julian G. Waller Read more
August 24, 2021

๐ŸŒŠ Citizens pay the highest price for illiberal governments

Akudo McGee Escalating rule of law crises in Poland and Hungary have led to calls for their expulsion from the European Union. Yet, argues Akudo McGee, such calls overlook the fact that the true losers of Polexit or Hungexit wonโ€™t be unruly governments Read more
August 22, 2021

๐ŸŒŠ The new leader of the Finns Party reinforces an illiberal turn

Emilia Palonen The Finns Party elected a new leader this weekend. The baton passed from Jussi Halla-aho to his radical right-hand woman Riikka Purra. This, writes Emilia Palonen, is a move that consolidates the Finns as a party of illiberal right-wingers Read more
August 6, 2021

๐ŸŒŠ Back to the future: illiberal democracy feeds on fascist ghosts

Luca Manucci Luca Manucci, in a panoramic survey of the rise of illiberalism in our times, argues that this trend is feeding on authoritarian historical legacies and memories which are being rewritten before our eyes. It is an exercise all democrats should challenge, and resist Read more

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