30.03.2022
Rescuing Hungary’s Institutions from Autocratic Legalism

An opposition victory in Hungary would only be the beginning of a long road to restoring democracy.

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29.03.2022
A New Dawn for Hungary?

With much at stake, an unprecedented coalition is seeking to finally oust Hungary’s strongman at the upcoming national elections.

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24.03.2022
Can Protests Steer Serbia Back Towards Democracy?

With parliamentary elections looming, Serbia’s political crisis has come to a head amid the economic fallout from the pandemic.

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22.03.2022
Reporting Against the Odds: The Struggle to Keep Russia’s Independent Journalism Alive

As Vladimir Putin’s regime descends into dictatorship, Russia’s beleaguered independent media are fighting for survival.

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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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