Is the global tide turning in favor of democracy?
Despite some recent democratic gains, it is too early to declare that the global democratic recession is over. Overcoming the deep roots of democracy’s global woes will require sustained efforts.
Thomas Carothers | 14.06.2023
Global poll: 84% believe it is important to have democracy
On the occasion of this year’s Copenhagen Democracy Summit, the sixth Democracy Perception Index was published by Latana in collaboration with the Alliance of Democracies Foundation. The 2023 annual study
R. S. Deese | 01.06.2023
Citizens’ assemblies: not made to legislate
If things go to plan, 2023 could see Ireland’s constitution amended to include environmental rights for both people and nature itself. Not only would this be a victory for environmentalism,
Graham Wetherall-Grujić | 09.05.2023
Civil society in a world of crisis: overview of CIVICUS’ 2023 report
War crimes are being committed by Russia on an industrial scale in Ukraine, women’s rights are being trampled on in Afghanistan and LGBTQI+ people’s rights are under assault in Uganda,
Mandeep Tiwana | 08.05.2023
A new mandate on democracy at the UN Human Rights Council
In this article human rights advocate Gulnara Shahinian argues that the UN Human Rights Council should create the mandate of a Special Rapporteur on Democracy.
Gulnara Shahinian | 20.04.2023
Summit for Democracy takes on autocracy and promotes human rights
Democracies that respect human rights are the best means by which to solve the 21st century’s most critical challenges, Summit for Democracy’s declaration says
Colm Lehane | 17.04.2023
A democratic China must be realized in our time: Xu Zhiyong
In this statement, Xu Zhiyong is calling for freedom, democracy and the rule of law in China. It was published a day before he was sentenced to 14 years in prison in a political trial.
Xu Zhiyong | 14.04.2023
What is the future of global cooperation for democracy?
A policy brief by Forum 2000 assesses the state of play in global democratic cooperation following the second Summit for Democracy In March 2023
Jakub Klepal | 24.03.2023
Democracy and civic space: people power under attack
The findings of CIVICUS’ 2022 People Power Under Attack report are explained in this article. The assesments are based on CIVICUS Monitor, a research collaboration of over 20 groups across the globe.
Mandeep Tiwana | 17.03.2023
Deliberative listening and complementary democracy
This opinion piece explores listening, discussion and deliberation as core concepts of democracy.
Matt Qvortrup and Daniela Vancic | 16.03.2023
Democracy’s global decline is slowing down, says Freedom House report
The 2023 Freedom in the World report concludes that the global struggle for democracy approached a possible turning point in 2022
Andreas Bummel | 14.03.2023
V-Dem report: Global democracy has fallen to 1986 level
In its recent Democracy Report 2023 which looks at the development of democracy and autocracy worldwide, Gothenburg-based V-Dem Institute finds that the average level of democracy a global citizen enjoys
Francesca Braga | 09.03.2023
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