Democracy Chronicles welcomes the release of its author, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Benny Tai, and urges Beijing to respect democratic rights.
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Protests are a democratic right but tensions building to protests slated for August 16 make a Zimbabwe national dialogue a way forward in Zimbabwe.
The latest in line in Zimbabwe’s pursuit of State repression of protest is Zimbabwe Police claims planned protests are a conspiracy to topple Mnangagwa.
Zimbabwe’s political class continues to enjoy privileges at the same time its civil military complex demonstrates it insensitivity to the sufferings of the masses.
Celebration of 40 years of Obiang Nguema rule in Equatorial Guinea is a setback for African democracy as it glorifies one-man rule and State capture.
Regionalism has merits but may tend to impede democracy. This is exemplified by Brexit. Will the new British PM succeed where his predecessor failed?
Beyond surface level dictatorship and repression, clientelism is a major reason why African States are unstable. Term limits are an urgency in this context.
Listen to the episode on the Democracy Works podcast Daniel Ziblatt has done a lot of interviews since the release of How Democracies Die, the bestselling book he co-wrote with Steven Levitsky. But we asked him a question he’d never gotten before — about a line toward the end of the book when he refers to democracy as “grinding […]
A growing body of research suggests animals may offer political lessons. Many make decisions using familiar political systems, from autocracy to democracy.
The election technologies company Smartmatic is no stranger to controversy including in places as far flung as Venezuela, the Philippines, and in America.