26.05.2021
Hannah Arendt: The Political Animal in the 21st Century

Hannah Arendt’s work can shed light on the reinvigoration of democracy at a time of corroded trust in political institutions, an emboldened far right, and ecological breakdown.

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26.05.2021
Backs Against the Wall: Bringing the Fight Back

Ece Temelkuran warns of the signs of creeping authoritarianism.

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26.05.2021
A State of Disrepair: Democracy in the United Kingdom

The government has exploited cultural issues to the detriment of democratic rights and norms, putting already vulnerable groups further at risk.

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15.03.2021
A Democratic Counteroffer to China’s Digital Power

The EU and the US have to navigate bilateral differences and work with like-minded countries to formulate a response to China’s techno-authoritarianism.

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04.08.2020
Agriculture as a Source of Authoritarian Power

Orbán and the Hungarian elite are quietly stripping smallholders of their lands to strengthen their grip on power.

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16.07.2019
“Democracy is like a Sand Castle”

UCL assistant professor Brian Klaas discusses the West’s role in global democratic decline and what should be done to reverse this trend.

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05.09.2016
Quo Vadis, Polonia?

Since the crash of Polish President Lech Kaczyński’s plane in 2010, a period of renewed nationalism centred around Catholicism, conservatism, and an ‘us’ versus ‘them’ mentality has taken hold in Poland. This wave of populism has led to an increase in division and violence.

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15.05.2014
Let Europe Remember the Great War

Stories about the Great War are usually confined to a national perspective. The war of 1914-918, which decimated a whole generation of Europe’s population and marked those who survived for life, is hardly ever commemorated jointly. This ought to change.

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