Populism and nationalism are two concepts that go together today. Isolationist proposals, Euroscepticism and a definition of nation against the "enemy" are three of its main ingredients.
Liberal democracy is in trouble, and the seeds of its demise can be found in the property rights so cherished by so-called liberals generations ago.
Who gets a vote and what are they voting for? Everything you need to know.
By obsessing over labels, we avoid having to confront more difficult questions.
Legislators in a growing number of democracies are clamping down on civil society. In the United States, it's happening at the state level.
When an elected leader turns autocratic, the economy tends to suffer. That's because, in a functioning democracy, economic policy is made jointly, with lawmakers playing a key role.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has transformed from a liberal into an authoritarian leader who uses the tools of democracy to attack civil society. Hungarians are protesting in the streets.
Viktor Orban is extremely opposed to taking asylum applications, unless they come from his friends.
It's a slippery concept but academics have reached agreement on some of its fundamental elements.
The proudly illiberal leader is forging new alliances ahead of European elections next year.
Recent elections in Turkey, Hungary and Russia raise a fundamental question about democracy. Can it give autocracy a mandate?
With its attempt to purge the country's courts of 40 percent of its judges, Poland's right-wing ruling party passed another milestone on the path towards establishment of a one-party state.
Vladimir Putin's recent re-election was bad news for democracy in Russia. And it's a major loss in the struggle for liberalism, as anti-democratic leaders are assuming power across the globe.
At first, the 2010s seemed full of hope for democracy. The picture today is rather more complicated.
When considering this question, we need to distinguish between the pomposities of monarchies and the purpose they serve as checks on untrammelled authoritarianism.
The satirical opposition group has failed to enter the Hungarian parliament, but it has scored a victory of sorts.
A third landslide victory leaves the right-wing leader on a collision course with Europe.
This Sunday Hungarians vote whether to return prime minister Viktor Orbán to office. The choice they make will affect the future of their country, and Europe.
Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
Several post-communist member states are moving further and further away from European Union norms.