The recent reversals in democratic values are a wakeup call. It is becoming more and more urgent to prevent further democratic decay and push for renewal.
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The U.S. government has never been a consistent promoter of human rights — other interests were often prioritized — but when it did act, it could be powerful.
Authoritarian governments have used the coronavirus pandemic to widen powers. However, COVID-19 has also exposed the weaknesses of these regimes.
Regardless of governance challenges associated with managing national disasters, nativist populists will still be able to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Covid-19 Global Monitor is hosting a live web event on July 7, 2020, to discuss the pandemic’s impact on human rights and democracy.
A recent development is the smart character of new despotisms. A new perspective argues that it would be a mistake to underestimate their resilience.
Leaders are expected to be exemplary in their conduct yet some major world leaders have been bad models during coronavirus. A few have been exemplary.
Understand, this is a critique of a set of values, myths and rules, not believers. It isn’t bigotry either. Objecting to a set of beliefs is all fair game.
Autocrats have transformed the coronavirus pandemic into an opportunity to further restrict freedoms. But they also feel the strain.
Coronavirus has inspired dictatorships in the world that are not wasting any opportunity to achieve even tighter grip on basic freedoms.