Privacy and fact-checking are still big issues but risks from bots and foreign influence have been overblown.
Today’s autocrats rarely use brute force to wrest control. A human rights and international law scholar details the modern authoritarian's latest methods to grab and hold power.
Deeply divisive issues like Brexit are seeping into the way people interact with one another, undermining trust and tolerance of others.
Two deaths and video of a police man shooting a protester have hardened attitudes of Hong Kongers against the police.
Minority parties in Ghana have found ways to stay relevant in elections despite their declining electoral numbers
From the earliest days of democracy, thinkers have warned that letting the people rule could work out badly.
Contrary to stereotypes of nepotism and corruption, African governments such as Ghana's work hard to respond to need over politics. They can mostly resist politics, but not entirely.
East Germans feel alienated and powerless. They see themselves as second-class citizens, while outsiders live high on what is rightfully theirs.
A Mississippi law that allegedly makes it 'more difficult for African-
American-preferred candidates to win elections' will still be in place when voters choose a new governor Tuesday.
Until the two giants change, Twitter's political ad ban will have little effect on elections around the globe.
Lebanon's 1989 peace deal ended a civil war by sharing political power between religious factions. That created a society profoundly divided by religion – something today's protesters hope to change.
Multiple American presidents have viewed US support of Ukraine's security and democracy as critical to the national interest. President Trump's dealings with Ukraine are a major divergence.
Randomly selecting citizens to take turns governing offers the promise of reinvigorating struggling democracies, making them more responsive to citizen needs and preferences.
Indonesia passes a regressive anti-democratic law – with more to come – just as BJ Habibie dies, the president who championed the dramatic reform process that transformed Indonesia after 1998.
Conservatives share some of the same values as environmentalists. Tapping into these can help tackle climate change.
New research shows parliamentarians believe the key to improving trust between them and their constituents is in improving links to the community and better educating the public about our democracy.
Since defending northern Syria from the Islamic State, Kurdish people have established an egalitarian society where women are equal, democracy is direct and religious freedom is guaranteed.
When the Rio Treaty was signed in 1947, an opportunity was missed to promote democracy in Latin America.
Protests in Ghana are often misunderstood which is why the root causes need to identified.
The middle classes are normally regarded as a bastion of democracy, but in Russia where many depend on the state for income, stability and economic security are prized over liberal values.