Can the US regain its place as a beacon for democracy and multilateralism in the world? As the country moves closer to an election which could mark the end of a four-year long political maesltrom, Reset Dialogues discussed it with Thomas Wright, Director of the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe and The Atlantic contributor.
- Can democratic reason provide a solution to the moral dilemma of coming to the terms with a vicious past?
- Michael Walzer, Karen Barkey, Spencer P. Boyer, Sheri Berman, Jonathan Laurence, Rahsaan Maxwell. Six powerful voices, six prominent American political thinkers on the impact of George Floyd’s murder and the challenges ahead for US democracy.
- In China, leaders fear elections, even at local level. But democracy is not just about elections and China is experimenting with non-electoral mechanisms of political participation, such as deliberation and sortition. Can such mechanisms help to secure social cohesion in China?
- Democracies may be devastated by emergency governance, but crises are also moments of collective learning, says the LSE’s professor of politics and author of a “prophetic” book on the “Politics of Last Resort”.
- How and why Viktor Orbán exploited the European coronavirus crisis to harden ever more his rule over Hungary
- The French political scientist and author of Le grand écart reflects on his experience as guarantor of the Great National Debate launched by the Elysée to respond to the Yellow Vests, and on the challenges to save Western democracies.
- Turkey is one of the drafters of the Conventions which has helped shape the European liberal legal order. Ironically Turkey was and is an authoritarian state, treated as a liberal democracy by the European institutions.
- Do liberal democracies have the moral, political and intellectual resources to fight the politics of fear and cruelty? A discussion, and some proposals, by prof. Seyla Benhabib
- Ahead of a much-awaited government confidence vote, Ennahda and the other main Tunisian parties weigh the price of compromise