While the U.S. government often approaches democracy support as a separate initiative from efforts to mitigate and stabilize conflicts, these two efforts often overlap on the ground. What have we learned from these experiences?
Violence has been on the rise in the United States since 2017, fueled by a more polarized electorate and divisive domestic politics. What other factors may have catalyzed this worrying trend, and what can citizens and states do to bolster democracy ?
To address issues of digital repression, the Carnegie Endowment has assembled the Digital Democracy Network—a diverse group of cutting-edge thinker-activists engaged in work on technology and politics. This event marks the launch of the network’s first compilation and their effort to describe challenges to governance posed by digital technology.
As Latin America grapples with three overlapping crises--devastation from the coronavirus pandemic, severe economic contraction, and heightened political polarization and democratic backsliding--regional cooperation is falling badly short.
Rapid innovation in digital technology has ushered in a new era of political repression. Regimes seek novel ways to control, manipulate, surveil, and disrupt real or perceived internal threats.
A year into the pandemic, new political challenges have emerged. For democracies, what lessons and reforms will they address following the crisis?
As autocracy engulfs ever more countries, how should the world’s remaining democracies respond? Many are struggling to address internal demands from aggrieved citizens and pandemic pressures, while fending off attempts from authoritarian governments to undermine them from without and within.
In this symposium, prominent experts engage with the authors of the recent major Carnegie paper, “South Africa: When Strong Institutions and Massive Inequalities Collide,” to probe these tensions and the prospects for South Africa political and economic future.
Is the global democratic recession of recent years continuing? Or are international political currents shifting? Join us for a presentation of the Varieties of Democracy 2021 Annual Report.
Around the world, ineffective and even fraudulent responses by governments to COVID-19 have escalated citizens' demands for greater transparency and accountability and civil society actors are responding to meet that need.