Democracy

Total 61 Posts

Why lockdowns don’t necessarily infringe on freedom.

5 min read
As long as even the strictest lockdown can count on broad democratic support, and the rules remain subject to scrutiny by our representatives and the press, they do not infringe on our freedom.

Election night and beyond. The unknown.

4 min read
I worry about what happens to our democracy over the next few months. No matter who you are supporting, you should too.

Democracy doesn’t have to be Western-style, nor the development template.

3 min read
Right now, it’s simply sour grapes and some play-acting.

Why businesses embrace populists and what to do about it – Lessons from Hungary.

5 min read
Fighting populism requires us to recognise its embeddedness in business elites. Viktor OrbΓ‘n’s regime is a case in point.

Governments must be bound by the law, not present themselves as above the law.

3 min read
On what led the government and ministers to believe that the laws, whether domestic and international, do not apply to them.

Woodward’s book is a damning indictment – but not of the US president.

4 min read
I teach seminars on democracy in an age of populism at a major university in the American Midwest. Bob Woodward has just made my job that little bit harder.

Trump can’t delay the election, but he can try to delegitimise it.

5 min read
The president has already refused to guarantee he will accept the result of the November election, and there are many other ways he can undermine it in the minds of the voting public.
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