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  • Flawed democracies

    Flawed democracies

    With politics becoming dangerously fractious, broken and dysfunctional, the democratic world faces a new level of political vulnerability. The guardrails of democracy are crumbling. The romance of democracy is going sour even in established democracies. What is worse, with the networks of gatekeepers learned societies, free press and independent think tanks becoming increasingly powerless, what we have is the barbarians at the gates

    January 20, 2022
  • More heat than light from the ‘shining city on a hill’’

    More heat than light from the ‘shining city on a hill’’

    Even in mature democracies, voters have been known to hand power to those who use it to subvert the very system that made their election possible. The upshot of this is clear: to work, democracies need more than elections.

    December 7, 2020
  • Democracies world-over face internal and external challenges: German leader

    Democracies world-over face internal and external challenges: German leader

    ‘’There is not only an external challenge to democracies in terms of globalisation but also the internal challenge of erosion of democratic structures and processes,’’ he said.

    October 18, 2018