Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
Voters can no longer check all the posts sent out by political parties in the past. That makes it harder to hold them to account.
Bolivia's populist leader has been in office for 12 years. He's a thorn in the US's side and an ally of the late Hugo Chávez. Now he's running for a fourth term. But that doesn't make him a dictator.
The story began when police discovered the bodies of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé – both had been shot dead.
Recent changes to the 2020 census are worrying experts who say they may lead to an undercount. It's an issue other democracies have also grappled with throughout history.
It's election season in Pakistan, and the Supreme Court is at war with the ruling party. Many Pakistanis wonder whether the nation's top judge is cleaning up government or staging a judicial coup.
Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa is supposed to lead to greater public representation in municipal politics. In fact, it is largely strengthening authoritarianism.
Malaysia’s audacious use of dirty politics and pre-electoral rigging to tilt the level playing field in its upcoming general elections is contributing to a global democratic crisis.
Lowering the voting age to 16 would bring the age of political responsibility more in line with the age of criminal responsibility and the age of informed consent for medical procedures.
Several critical Canadian elections are ahead. Here's what governments and social media companies must do to assure Canadians that their online personal data won't be used to manipulate results.
Belief in American exceptionalism isn't just at odds with history and facts. It undermines the country's capacity to address looming challenges.
As part of preparing students to live in a democracy, schools should teach students how to engage in political dissent, a philosophy of education scholar argues.
Plato suggested we leave complex things to experts and Aristotle suggested we leave them to the people. That tension has carried through to modern debates about where expertise belongs.
The search for a direct causal connection from public opinion to specific policies, including gun control, may be like hunting for the holy grail. Many factors influence how legislation gets passed.
Youth participation in elections and governance processes in Zimbabwe is low.
The abolition of citizen referendums in the Netherlands will do little to remedy the distrust in the political system – and could strengthen Geert Wilders' far-right party.
Our current politically turbulent times in the US are difficult – but not unusual. History shows that fragility is the norm. Get used to it. What is unusual are moments of calm.
South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress, poses a danger to democracy by continuiing to blur the lines between the state and the party.
Decades ago, the CIA created a secret department dedicated to spreading anti-communist propaganda around the globe. A scholar explains how it is comparable to Russian meddling through social media.
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.