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Democracy

Total 10 Posts

Fragile Democracy

3 min read
The share of the world living in either a democracy has taken a steep dive recently. The current fragility of democracy is plain to see.

Never take Democracy for granted

3 min read
The January 8 riot attack on Brazil’s National Congress shows the consequences of choosing corrupt, populist, and fearmongering leaders.

Democracy under attack in Brazil: 5 questions about the storming of Congress and the role of the military

6 min read
The sacking of key democratic institutions in Brasilia has parallels with the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol but was different in one key way: the position of the military.

Resignation honours — What are they, why are they so controversial and can the system ever be changed?

5 min read
The prospect of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss adding peers to the House of Lords has reopened a knotty debate that never quite gets resolved.

Why some people think fascism is the greatest expression of democracy ever invented

6 min read
Some fascists claim that democracy and fascism have the same goal – to give effect to the will of the people. But who the people are is where the ideologies divide.

Is Liz Truss really a symbol of Western democratic resilience as China crowns Xi Jinping?

3 min read
No matter whether a system is democratic or undemocratic, a bad leader’s period in office could leave millions of broken lives in its wake.

The fall of Boris Johnson: Any democracy should look to his case and ask if it is enabling machiavellian leaders.

4 min read
Boris Johnson is not the first world leader to prioritise his own ambitions over meaningful governance. But his fall is a good moment for reflection on how far a democracy is prepared to tolerate, and even reward Machiavellian tendencies.
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