To defend against attack, civil society organizations can promote internal ethical leadership, strong downward accountability to their constituencies, be politically independent, and build coalitions across social and political divides.
Has rising inequality in Europe led to the public’s declining support for democracy and its increasing attraction to nationalist-populist leaders?
One of the signal events in global politics in the last decade has been the transformation of political and civic activism. Not only is the new activism qualitatively different in character from what it was in 2000; its intensity and frequency have dramatically increased.
While third party candidates may seem like attractive alternatives to the major parties, they can serve as spoilers. Instead, ranked choice voting could be a solution for providing voters with greater choice, reducing polarization, and improving representation.
In Europe, there is a missing link between economic governance and social issues. The EU must account for the changing nature of work and what it does to political representation.
To increase positive outcomes related to fiscal accountability and justice, a group of experts working on the issue found that societies should increase investment in inclusion, civic engagement, combating corruption, improving governance, and addressing revenue challenges.
China is exporting artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to other countries, particularly to autocratic-leaning states. Why are countries racing to embrace this new technology?
The U.S. political system is indeed beset by a high degree of polarization and a low sense of common purpose. Should we blame democracy itself, or should we blame ourselves for the pathologies of our own politics?
Around the world, AI systems are showing their potential for abetting repressive regimes and upending the relationship between citizen and state, thereby accelerating a global resurgence of authoritarianism.
The next EP elections will likely end big party dominance and create genuine democratic space. But, ultimately, the functioning of the EU hinges on the success of the populist radical right.