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26.06.2018
Liberal Democracy’s War with Itself

With authoritarian populism on the rise, liberal democracy in Europe is facing an existential crisis. In this interview, Yascha Mounk, author of The People vs. Democracy, hashes out the conundrum facing democracies old and new.

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23.06.2018
Referendums in Europe: Tool for Civic Engagement or Carnivalesque Prop?

Referendums are often considered the superior form of democratic expression, but how legitimate are they really?

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27.03.2018
Surviving the storm: liberal democracy in times of change

A shared republican understanding of democracy could offer a way out from the dead ends of ethnic nationalism and identity politics.

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18.12.2017
Beyond Majority Rule: Electoral Systems for Inclusive Politics

Rethinking how we ask voters what they want could ensure representative government for all and help us create a collaborative political culture.

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24.11.2017
Occupy the Institutions – The Spanish Experience

In Spain, ‘Cities of Change’ are changing the game in municipalities and pioneering citizen involvement – what is their relationship to national forces such as Podemos?

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21.11.2017
The Battle For Belgrade

Belgrade’s waterfront is threatened with a megaproject imposed by the government. Citizens have taken to the streets and mobilised against it, and shown an alternative to this kind of urban development.

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14.11.2017
Don’t Panic About Populism: Greater Threats Abound

Populism is malleable and isn’t the problem. The xenophobic nationalism that underpins certain populist movements is what threatens democracy.

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09.10.2017
Beyond Opposition – How to Break Conservative Rule in Poland

Despite mass protests, Poland’s ruling party retains its popularity and grip on power. How can its dominance be countered?

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03.10.2017
“Let’s Not Leave Emotion to the Populists!”

How is Poland’s ruling party managing to retain popularity despite mass protests, and how can its progressive parties learn to tap into people’s emotions?

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19.09.2017
Poles Apart

Despite provoking huge protests in recent years, Poland’s right-wing government does well in the polls – how can we account for this? Where is its liberal opposition and Brussels going wrong?

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