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
- Populist claim that traditional cultures today are under threat. There are three cases were majority rights claims are plausible as a principle of liberal democracy, says Alan Patten.
- One of the most renowned American social scientists, Craig Calhoun discusses lessons learnt from the Brexit saga, and the challenges ahead to save democracy.
- As Beijing grows increasingly assertive in world affairs, two peripherical territories expose its legitimacy dilemma. But the Western liberal democratic model is equally in crisis, prof. Seán Golden argues.
- Among mass protests and low voter turnout rates, Abdelmadjid Tebboune emerges as the new Algerian president. The staggering influence of the generals in politics still makes a democratic transition the least likely scenario for Algeria. The future of this country still remains difficult to predict.