Democracy rests heavily on the idea that, though we may not like those who govern, they gained that power by fair means. Donald Trump is undermining that idea.
Will the next King of Thailand be able to bear his constitutional duties?
While voter fraud - despite recent allegations - is rare, how do we ensure the ballots we cast are counted accurately? If so, how? Our experts offer background and insight.
There have been efforts to include women in West Bank politics, but they've fallen short. Activists are trying to change things.
It's not disrespecting the result of the referendum to criticise the government –or even to call for a second vote.
The war on reproductive rights in Central Europe is not a backlash but a key tenet of a new illiberal form of governance.
The US's political system is unresponsive, arbitrary, and cannot match the complexity of people's everyday lives. The UK offers a preview of what might happen.
Recent political events suggest that South Africa is at a crossroad where it could either be tipped into a fully corrupted state or saved by multi-party plurality
Of many ways to make fundamental decisions in a constitutional democracy, Colombia and Great Britain chose the riskiest of all options: the plebiscite.
Nobel Prize aside, Colombia continues to choose war over peace and uncertainty over resolution. Is it something ingrained in the national psyche, or the product of a tangled-up political process?
Democracy today contains within itself impulses towards both inclusion and exclusion. Spinoza's thinking on aristocracy should alert us to how democratic rule by the people can be hollowed out.
There are several different ways to approach democracy. Polls, elections and referenda all feature, but they're not the only way to deepen democracy.
As Colombians head to the polls for the October 2 referendum to permanently end the country's civil war, everything from grief and hope to partisan politics will factor into their decision.
If women aren't given their full rights, they're less likely to believe in democratic institutions.
Will the next U.S. president continue to champion democracy around the world? Not meeting this challenge could have dangerous consequences, says former U.S. diplomat.
When even the most senior politicians go on to work as lobbyists, it can profoundly undermine democracy.
The second half of the 20th century saw explosive economic growth and also a huge increase in universities – new research shows the two are related.
A parliamentary committee says all MPs and peers should clear out of the national parliament so that major repairs can take place. But it's not just the building that needs attention.
How long the Anthropocene will last, and what will be its most enduring attributes, will not be driven and decided scientifically.
Irish tax case shows the real cost of competition – our democracy.