The membership base of South Africa's trade union movement has undergone significant changes which begs the question: has it moved away from its working class roots to become a middle class movement.
Vladimir Putin position in the Kremlin looks more secure than ever, and he has shut down almost all the avenues for a genuine challenge.
Two-and-a-half decades on from the end of military rule, Bangladesh faces many of the same critical problems it always has.
The motion of no confidence against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma showcased tension at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. Should MPs have the right to vote according to their conscience?
The Singaporean model of 'democracy' is very much in vogue among sub-Saharan countries.
With frequent irregularities, it's easy to become cynical about elections in Africa. But polls are an essential component of the continent's growing democracy.
Stepping back from the current crisis in US-Russia relations, a Soviet expert asks: what's in store for Russia in the long term, and is a peaceful transition possible when Putin's gig is up?
This is not the first time Mexico's government has been accused of spying on and harassing citizens whose activities it finds inconvenient.
Democracy and good governance require politicians to engage in reasoned debate, informed decision making and measured judgements. This presupposes rationality. Is this always true?
Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
Hong Kong’s autonomy and democratic political system are under threat, and pro-democracy advocates are once again ready to act.
The spectacle of two countries confronting systemic corruption and bad government says a lot about the state of Latin American democracy.
Zambia has gone from a country where people engaged freely in open political debate to one where most people now look over their shoulders to see who’s listening.
After a high point in 2011, it looked like a global wave of protest had crested. But another one is surging.
While democracy is struggling globally and especially in Asia, Mongolians continue to vote and engage.
Amid the rising forces of populism and nationalism, it's easy to fear a new age of tyranny. But history proves tyrants are often no match against democracy and its defenders.
Tom Nichols' book The Death of Expertise examines why the relationship between experts and citizens in a democracy is collapsing, and what can be done about it.
An expert on Islam and democracy examines the threat to the world's largest Muslim majority country.
Musicians who learned how to play through a state-funded program called El Sistema are taking their instruments to the streets to protest the government.
The prevailing mandate of the South African Reserve Bank is informed by sound economics and the need to protect the institution from the whims of politicians.