The crisis atmosphere of the coronavirus response raises the risks of corruption as aid flows to graft-prone healthcare systems. But it’s not too late to put safeguards in place.
The election must be held. And people who want to vote must be able to do so without fear of infection and without worsening the pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic will likely have a transformative impact on multiple dimensions of democratic politics and on governance more broadly. Global leaders should prepare to respond quickly.
As Brazilian politicians argue over how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, civil society organizations from the country’s slums have come together to educate and advocate for their communities. But they cannot do it alone.
International criminal organizations are now exploiting the coronavirus crisis. The corrupt and criminal entities that thrive on illicit financial flows, or the transfer of illegally earned money across borders, can seize the moment.
Carnegie’s new Global Protest Tracker reveals the nuances overlooked by many common theories about the recent wave of demonstrations around the world.
Many governments have acted quickly to impose new surveillance measures, but safeguards must be put in place to limit the risks.
A mix of factors have shaped every country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, but the stakes for the democratic model are high.
Women’s political participation is not only a human right, but also key for sustainable development and a thriving democracy.
Women around the world face especially high hurdles to participating in political parties. But political transitions are moments to break patterns of exclusion. Why do some parties that form in these transitional periods establish rules and norms that promote women’s participation, while others do not?