New research into the economics of attention online casts doubt on the net’s role in fostering public debate, and raises concerns about the future of democracy.
Populism is currently attractive because it contains a grain of truth. If we want to be prepared for the post-populist period and hasten its coming, we must address these real issues.
City council is a level of government deserving of recognition and autonomy. That's why Toronto must continue to fight Ontario's attempt to exert its will over the city.
Research on the Russian parliament shows it's not just a rubber stamp – but that's not necessarily good news for democracy.
The U.S. is not the only country worried about foreign influence over its elections. Australia is concerned too, and taking steps Americans could learn from.
Students from former Soviet countries who study in the US or Europe are more likely to develop liberal political views.
Troubles in South Africa's coalition-led local governments are affecting accountability, governance stability and service delivery.
Ensuring the integrity of democratic elections from hackers and electronic tampering, and boosting public confidence in democracy, isn't very difficult, nor expensive.
The more undemocratic tendencies of the US electoral system are growing stronger. As the midterm campaign season enters its final stage, it turns out that some votes count more than others.
Social media has played a central role in attracting attention to the story of Ugandan politician Bobi Wine across the world.
The financial crisis provoked by the lira's fall isn't the true drama in Turkey. The real drama is a democratic transformation threatens the increasingly authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
With the Trump Administration's abandonment of support for democracy and civil rights abroad, Middle Easterners may well believe that the U.S. cares little for their well-being and their very lives.
When different sides in a violent political crisis become ever more entrenched, democracy quickly starts to wither.
The transatlantic relationship can no longer be an engine of global democracy thanks to Donald Trump. So the EU must rethink its partnerships with other democratic powers.
The messy and violent aftermath of Zimbabwe's recent elections met with only muted international criticism.
The re-election of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen contributes to the growing global democratic crisis. Here's why.
In a country where less-than-democratic elites wield substantial power, bottom-up politics is still alive and well.
More women have been elected in the latest regional elections in Indonesia.
There are far more pressing problems that need to be fixed in the electoral process.
The support for the key values that pervade the discourse about social justice is overall very strong but it may be surprising that democracy and solidarity receive less support among respondents.