Rulers — and the oligarchs who support them — have found out how to establish a one-party state without resorting to coups.
Poland articles on Democracy Chronicles
Democracy in Poland has made great strides since the end of communism in 1991, though challenges to democratic governance have never been far away. According to Freedom House, "the president of Poland is directly elected for up to two five-year terms, and members of the bicameral National Assembly are elected for four-year terms". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
A popular Polish writer and journalist could face up to three years in prison for calling President Andrzej Duda a “moron”.
If one thing is disconcerting about the illiberal turn in Eastern and Central Europe, it is the early backsliding of democratisation frontrunners there.
Polarization is tearing democracies around the world from Brazil, India, and Kenya, to Poland, Turkey, and US. Article looks at how to counter this dynamic.
Populism in Poland is harming its democracy. An article in Democracy Digest argues it is time to place pressure on Poland to redress the situation.
The EIU finds that since 2006 democracy has deteriorated in central and eastern Europe more there than in any other part of the world.
Totalitarian regimes and mark on human psyche, nostalgic depictions of life in Mexico City riddled with socio-economic and racial divisions with much more.
The Polish government is targeting women’s rights activists and organizations, putting women’s rights and safety at risk HRW report released today.
Strzemeski watched with as a high school friend voiced support for Poland’s nationalist government on social media, followed by hate-filled extremist posts.
Gdansk mayor, Pawel Adamowicz death in Poland sparks anger against hate speech with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others.