The cluster of organizations around the NED has evolved into “a huge apparatus” with its strong norms and operational principles.
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Tuesday, Britain’s opposition lawmakers took government to task on alleged delay in publication of report titled “Russia” on Russian interference in Brexit.
Essay argues beyond political and social complexities of Brexit subsequent instability can be traced to humble realities of referendum question design.
Populism erodes participation. An interesting new article examines views espoused by key experts on how to allow for participation without populism.
Boris Johnson will have to ask EU to delay Brexit after Parliament blocks vote on Brexit deal. However, the British PM said he won’t negotiate a delay.
“The British Parliament Saturday passed a measure to delay a decision on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, dealing a blow to the British leader.”
On what is needed for democracy to survive, a recent post from Democracy Digest suggests one of the key ingredients for successful democracy is equality.
Despite growing inequality worldwide, ordinary people have three specific, significant and actionable forms of equalizing power: time, one vote and numbers.
A strong, radically democratic vision for the left must combine advocacy of growing state power with demands for more effective citizen oversight.
On November 6, 2018, nearly 65 percent of Florida voters resoundingly approved Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to over a million of citizens.