The troubling path of post-Cold War history has led to the current state of global democratic crisis.
Civil society organizations can take certain steps to shore up their own legitimacy despite growing hostility to their work.
The United States has fallen behind in women’s political representation, but some European practices may offer a solution.
To increase women’s representation in politics, the United States should learn from European experience with electoral systems, candidate recruitment, campaign finance, and workplace culture.
The United States has fallen behind most established democracies in women’s representation in politics.
Smart implementation is the key to effective international development assistance. Yet the development field has long been pulled between two conflicting imperatives on implementation.
Yascha Mounk’s recent book comprehensively analyzes the looming threat of populism in established democracies, but neglects other causes of democratic weakness and offers few practical responses.
Despite a checkered past record, U.S. programs to promote democracy abroad should not be equated with systemic Russian attempts to interfere with other nations’ politics.
Democratic renewal in the United States calls for locally driven public engagement rather than the establishment of a third party, which would likely further worsen polarization and governance.
Despite illiberal trends in Europe, surveys suggest citizens are becoming more engaged. The overall picture is one of both crisis and renewal.