Scotland needs to facilitate referendum debate which doesn’t rely on misinformation, half-truths and personality-led rhetoric fed by a toxic social media environment.
Nigeria must strengthen its democratic institutions and improve governance for economic development.
These crackdowns are occurring around the world in countries that are becoming less free because of what’s known as ‘democratic backsliding.’
Data shows that more than half of Iranian women oppose the compulsory wearing of hijabs and that the vast majority oppose an Islamic Republic.
Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is ahead in the polls. But will his authoritarian rival, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, accept the result if he loses?
New Zealand’s largest city is governed by a small, remote body with only a semblance of representative democracy. Given the city’s massive challenges, is that good enough?
At a time when democratic norms appear to be in decline around the world, deliberative democracy is one potential remedy worth pursuing.
Economic growth picked up significantly for both India and Pakistan after independence, but they’ve chosen very different paths since.
Referendums and citizens initiatives can be a popular way to push politicians to listen to the people – they can also be an exercise in propaganda.
Indonesia could initiate and encourage a military-to-military engagement with Myanmar, so that Myanmar can consider the example of Indonesia’s military reform.
Other countries disqualify political officials and prevent them from holding office more often than the US does. There are benefits and potential risks to using this kind of legal tactic.
Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens’ claim that contempt is the source of contemporary political problems looks weak and obtuse in the face of what is actually happening in America now
From calling his opponent a bollard to shutting parliament for an extended period, Johnson has pushed the limits of the ‘good chaps school of government’.
Many Americans think they know much more about politics than they really do. That overconfidence can thwart democratic politics.
When election officials share voting information on social media, voters benefit – and so does democracy.
Australia has a great story to tell about its democracy – recent events have shown the importance of understanding and celebrating that.
Virtue signaling is designed to communicate specifically to one partisan tribe and to affirm its moral superiority. A scholar of ethics and politics explains why that is unwelcome in a divided US.
The loss of a two-thirds majority in parliament would be seen as a significant defeat for the MPLA.
Why do government policies sometimes fail to reflect the public will? The answer begins with the design of the US government system, forged in the 18th century.
The Chautauqua movement symbolized progressive reformers’ hopes that public learning could create a healthy democracy.