As the American colonists famously said: 'No taxation without representation.'
Uncertainty is built into democracy, but we are seeing more talk of crisis and more attempts at redefinition. So where does this leave citizens who want to have a meaningful say in how they live?
Sylvia Pankhurst's book is the dominant narrative of the time, but was she unfair to her sister Christabel?
Reforms to the judiciary are a threat to democracy – and that affects us all.
Democracy takes many forms, some of them democracy in name only. Confusion and misappropriation complicate the public struggle for the democracy to come, but this challenge is always unending.
Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa and South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa need to sharpen their thinking and get to work.
Distributed-energy technologies are a disruptive force that can improve the quality of life for the world's most disadvantaged and poor.
Do businesses have to act like businesses? Or could we pay slightly more for goods, like coffee, and recognize that stability for working people is essential to a robust economy.
Mass demonstrations in Tunisia indicate anger over the government's decision to raise taxes, but its more complex.
The Venezuelan government has just announced that it will hold a presidential election by the end of April. Despite pervasive hunger and discontent, democracy still doesn't stand a chance.
Is it really time to eulogise democracy, or are we rather on the cusp of a new phase in its long and varied life?
Nigel Farage says he is now more open to the idea of a second Brexit referendum. Is that a good or bad idea?
Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
Judges in North Carolina just threw out the state's congressional district map. The decision could have major implications for the future of partisan gerrymandering across the US.
Africa is still witnessing an increase in social turbulence, unrest and protest. Only rapid, inclusive economic growth combined with good governance can make the continent less volatile.
Several post-communist member states are moving further and further away from European Union norms.
The U.S. government continues to wage a fight against scientific information. Without it, the public can do little to address environmental and economic inequality.
Employees whose bosses give them some discretion over their work tasks are significantly more likely to engage in political behaviours outside work.
Can internet voting bring young people to the polls? Here's the evidence so far.
We need media literacy not only to help us detect hoax and fake news but also to read the interest of media owners behind the news.