Democrația, starea și mersul – doc




U.S. listed as a ‘backsliding’ democracy for first time in report by European think tank – WP, 22.11

Is Democracy Backsliding in Latin America—or Making a Comeback? – FP, 12.11
In a packed elections month, several key elections are toss-ups. By Catherine Osborn, the writer of Foreign Policy’s weekly Latin America Brief


Why Dictators Always Pretend to Love the Law – FP, 8.11
There’s something farcical—but entirely rational—about the way authoritarians such as Egypt’s Sisi invoke legal justifications for repression. By Steven A. Cook, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations


What the German Election Taught America About Democracy – FP, 17.10
Americans concerned about the future of their democracy can learn from the system they helped install in Germany. By Stephen F. Szabo, an adjunct professor of German and European studies at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies


The Fatal Flaw in the West’s Fight Against Autocracy – FP, 6.10
The Pandora Papers reveal the critical role Western countries play in enabling autocrats. By Casey Michel, an investigative reporter based in New York


The Slow but Steady Strengthening of Europe’s Values – FP, 19.08
Democratic principles were largely irrelevant to the EU’s founding—but are at the center of the project today. By Caroline de Gruyter, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a Europe correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad


Biden’s Democracy Agenda Just Died an Ugly Death in Kabul – FP, 17.08
The fall of Afghanistan reveals hard truths about U.S. talk of human rights. By Elise Labott, a columnist at Foreign Policy and an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service

Pot genera intervenţiile militare democratizare şi prosperitate? Câteva lecţii de pe urma eşecului din Afghanistan – Radu Carp, 5.08

What Biden Really Thinks About Democracy Promotion – FP, 30.07
The new U.S president has crafted a novel approach to human rights that’s marked both by idealism and humility. By James Traub, a columnist at Foreign Policy and nonresident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation


Ideological Competition With China Is Inevitable—Like It or Not – FP, 6.08
Beijing recognizes promoting human rights and democracy is an ideological challenge. So should Washington. By Nathan Levine, a China advisor at the Asia Society Policy Institute


Marietje Schaake and Vivian Schiller on Big Tech – FP, 9.06
Is high-tech a tool to further democratization or for greater oppression? And what solutions should be considered as governments look to regulate big tech? On this episode of Global Reboot, FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal interviews Marietje Schaake, former member of the European Parliament, and Vivian Schiller, former president and CEO of NPR as well as the former head of news at Twitter, on Big Tech’s expansive role in our civic lives.


The Data Show Democracy Is Thriving – FP, 24.05
Don’t believe the talk of democratic decline. The world’s belief in self-government is stronger than ever.  By Christian Welzel, a political scientist at the Leuphana University Lueneburg and director of research at the World Values Survey.


The future of liberal democracies: In conversation with William Hague and Hillary Clinton – CH, 25.05

  • This series, that will run throughout 2021, draws on the participation of former British foreign secretaries and high-level political officials alongside counterparts from liberal democracies around the world to address fundamental questions.
    • Lord Hague of Richmond and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton worked together closely in government.
    • Can liberal democracies re-unite after the tumult of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transatlantic and transpacific divisions of recent years?
    • Can they forge a shared agenda for the future? How should principles of human rights and the rule of law inform foreign policy in liberal democracies?
    • Can shared values give meaning to liberal democracies’ status as allies as well as partners?

The future of liberal democracies: In conversation with Margot Wallström – CH, 15.04

The Future of Liberal Democracies: In Conversation with Henry Kissinger – CH, 10.04

  • This series, that will run throughout 2021, draws on the participation of former British foreign secretaries and high-level political officials alongside counterparts from liberal democracies around the world to address fundamental questions.
    • Can liberal democracies re-unite after the tumult of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transatlantic and transpacific divisions of recent years?
    • Can they forge a shared agenda for the future? How should principles of human rights and the rule of law inform foreign policy in liberal democracies?
    • Can shared values give meaning to liberal democracies’ status as allies as well as partners?

Sindromul zilei de duminică după-amiază? Așa se fragilizează democrația în Europa de Est. Toate țările europene care au lăsat în urmă dictaturile comuniste își înrăutățesc poziția în clasamentele care măsoară starea democrației, libertățile civile sau corupția – El Confidencial, 1.04


Young People in China Are Losing Faith in the West – FP, 22.03
And that spells trouble for liberal democracy and Beijing’s relations with Washington. By Eyck Freymann, Brian Y.S. Wong


Is Democracy in Decline? – CFR, 17.03

  • Panelists discuss the future of democracy in the United States, including the actions that led to the siege of the Capitol and the threats facing U.S. democracy in its wake, how the Biden administration should address democratic backsliding, and the potential consequences for U.S. and global democracy.
  • Speakers
  • G. John Ikenberry – Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs; Author, A World Safe for Democracy;
  • CFR Member Elaine C. Kamarck – Founding Director, Center for Effective Public Management and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution;
  • CFR Member Yascha Mounk – Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, The People vs. Democracy; @Yascha_Mounk
  • Presider Mara Liasson – National Political Correspondent, NPR; CFR Member

Pineapple War Shows Taiwan Won’t Be Bullied by Beijing – FP, 16.03
But if democracies are to stand up to Chinese coercion, they will have to join forces. By Lindsay Gorman


Democrația sub asediu. Mai puțin de 20% din populația lumii trăiește într-o ‘țară liberă’, în 2021 – Ștefan Giosan, contributors, 8.03


Is Democracy in Crisis? Hans Kundnani on Democratic Backsliding – CG, 16.02

  • Young people’s faith in democratic politics is lower than any other age group, and millennials across the world are more disillusioned with democracy than previous generations were at the same age. The extent to which democracy can be seen as under threat is very much up for debate.
  • In this webinar, Hans Kundnani from the Europe Programme at Chatham House provides his perspective on the strength of democracy in Europe, stressing the importance of distinguishing between liberalism and democratic systems. Hans was speaking at the launch of the Common Futures Conversations challenge on democratic backsliding, which is taking place throughout February 2021.

Want to Help Myanmar and Russia? Start by Convicting Trump – FP, 12.02
With U.S. credibility so low, promoting democracy is harder than ever—so Washington should get its own house in order first. By Jonathan Tepperman


The West Turned a Blind Eye to China’s Threat to Democracy – FP, 17.02
Hubris drove failed engagement policies. Now, the democratic world must fight back. By Nathan Law

How to Live With Authoritarians – FP, 12.02
Democracies have to learn how to manage some people’s innate fears of change. By Karen Stenner, Jessica Stern

Autocrats Have a Playbook—Now Democrats Need One Too – FP, 10.02
With democracy still in retreat, it is time to get smart about fighting back. By Christopher Sabatini, Ryan C. Berg

How the European Parliament Entrenched the Region’s Autocrats – FP, 4.02
European parties were supposed to create a European democracy. Instead, they’ve given cover to bad actors.


Canada Says the Proud Boys Are a Terrorist Group – FP, 3.02
The listing of the far-right organization raises serious civil liberties questions. By Justin Ling


The Coup We Are Not Talking About – NY Times, 29.01
We can have democracy, or we can have a surveillance society, but we cannot have both. By Shoshana Zuboff – professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, the author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.”


This Is the Year Democracies Fight Back – FP, 27.01
Liberal states have been on the defensive for too long. By Azeem Ibrahim


A Democracy Summit Is More Urgent Than Ever – FP, 19.01
Jan. 6 gave the world’s democracies a glimpse of their own mortality, but it can also be a catalyst for revival. By Anders Fogh Rasmussen

The United States Needs a Democracy Summit at Home – FA, 9.01
Biden’s Foreign Policy Agenda Will Depend on Domestic Renewal. By James Goldgeier and Bruce W. Jentleson


Political Scientists Turned a Blind Eye to America’s Democratic Failures – FP, 18.01
A state built on Black repression and local violence was smugly coded as a mature democracy. By Paul Musgrave


A Chastened America Will Be Better at Preaching Abroad – FP, 14.01
There’s never been a better time for the United States to promote democracy around the world. By Edward P. Joseph

Democracy at Home and Democracy Promotion Abroad Aren’t the Same – FP, 14.01
Hypocrisy has long been a component of U.S. foreign policy. The Capitol riot doesn’t change that. By Nick Danforth


Bolsonaro Is Following Trump’s Anti-Democracy Playbook – FP, 14.01
Brazil’s “Tropical Trump” is laying the groundwork to discredit his country’s electoral process. By Robert Muggah


Corporate Big Beasts Stick Their Necks Out for Democracy – CH, 16.01
Can the actions of corporate America in the recent US presidential election inspire genuine global action on civil society space in 2021? Harriet Moynihan, Bennett Freeman

Corporate America Flexes Its Political Muscle – NY Times, 16.01

How Can Corporate Leaders Do More to Defend Democracy? – CFR, 15.01

How CEOs became the 4th branch of government – Axios, 12.01

US corporate giants suspend donations to Republicans over Capitol siege – 12.01


Foreign Policy Begins at Home – FP, 15.01
The best way for Biden and Harris to build better partnerships abroad is to get America’s own house in order—and that begins with human rights. By Kelebogile Zvobgo

Biden Can’t Make Washington a Beacon for Human Rights by Returning to Business as Usual – FP, 13.01
The world stepped up while the United States stepped back from defending human rights. The next U.S. president should join them. By Kenneth Roth


After Trump, Is American Democracy Doomed by Populism? – By Yascha Mounk, CFR, 14.01

The Populists Finally Breaking With Trump – The Atlantic, 9.01
For some of the president’s most like-minded allies, the insurrection on Capitol Hill was one step too far.


Why Ghana Does Disputed Elections Better Than the United States – FP, 7.01
Lessons from democracy-building efforts abroad for use at home. By Kehinde A. Togun

America, Welcome to the Ranks of Struggling Democracies – FP, 7.01
What needs to happen next if U.S. democracy is to survive. By Eric Bjornlund


European democrats, time to wake up – EUObs, 7.01


Cristian Pîrvulescu: O mulțime furioasă nu poate să facă istorie, ci doar să terfelească imaginea unei democrații – RFI, 7.01

Violențele din Washington, bucuria Rusiei și Iranului – 7.01


How to Save Democracy From Technology – FA, 1-2.21
Ending Big Tech’s Information Monopoly. By Francis Fukuyama, Barak Richman, and Ashish Goel


The Future of Liberal Democracies – CH, 18.01

  • Former British prime minister The Rt Hon Tony Blair gives his view on how the UK forms new alliances, how it works with other nations to achieve its aims and the broader role it should play as part of the wider network of liberal democracies.

The future of liberal democracy: A conversation with G. John Ikenberry – Brookings Institution, 4.01

  • Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Ikenberry to discuss his book, the challenges confronting the incoming Biden administration, and what should be done to fortify liberal democracy in an increasingly turbulent international environment.

2021



Biden Can’t Fight Corruption Without Help From Europe – FP, 14.01
To stop drug traffickers, criminals, and kleptocrats from laundering their loot, the United States and EU must join forces. By Kathleen Doherty

Why Biden Needs to Confront Corruption – FP, 22.12
If the U.S. president-elect is serious about restoring the rule of law and democracy, he needs to first tackle the global menace of graft. By Alexandra Wrage, Michelle D. Gavin



Countering Malign Influence and Strengthening Democratic Resiliency – GMF, 15.12

  • Brock Bierman, Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, USAID
  • Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
  • Mark Green, Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership
  • James Hope, Ukraine Mission Director, USAID
  • Scott Hocklander, Moldova Mission Director, USAID
  • Nancy Eslick, Bosnia and Herzegovina Mission Director, USAID
  • Jonathan Katz Senior Fellow and Director, Democracy Initiatives, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Alina Inayeh, Director, Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Democratic Values Are a Competitive Advantage – FA, 22.12
The Contest With Authoritarianism Requires the United States to Understand Its Strengths. By Zack Cooper and Laura Rosenberger

Centenary Lecture Series: Unalienable Rights and the Democratic World’s Competitive Advantages – CH, 4.12

  • General HR McMaster considers the competitive advantages of open societies and defences against authoritarianism.
  • How can the US and other liberal democracies broker global relationships that foster cooperation? What could happen if the US withdraws from global relationships and China and Russia step in? What role do the private sector and academia play in defending liberal democracy? And how does the COVID-19 pandemic change the way open societies can compete on the world stage?

A Chance to Repair the Cracks in Our Democracy – NY Times, 8.12


Can the European Democracy Action Plan Deliver? A Conversation with Věra Jourová – Carnegie Europe, 4.12

  • The EU is set to adopt its flagship European Democracy Action Plan, which sets out to tackle problems of disinformation and online political advertising and to strengthen Europe’s media ecosystem. But how can the action plan deliver on its promise to improve European democracy?

Věra Jourová, Europe’s ‘lonesome sheriff’ – Polictico, 3.12

  • Fireside with Vĕra JOUROVÁ, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Values and Transparency, and Shona GHOSH, Senior Technology Editor at Business Insider

Defending democracy in Europe – Politico, 30.11

Comisia Europeană a prezentat Planul de acţiune pentru democraţie în UE: Promovarea alegerilor libere şi corecte și consolidarea libertăţii mass-media – spotmedia, 3.12


Democracy Is Still Not Safe in the United States – FP, 30.11
Recreating democratic values means ditching the excuse of tradition. By Malka Older

Is Populism Having a Good Crisis? – GMF, 23.11

Biden Can’t Stop America’s Democratic Decline – FP, 12.11
A new administration won’t deliver the changes the country needs. Now it’s up to the U.S. public. By James Traub

Trump Was a Warning – FP, 7.11
It’s time the United States and Europe start taking their democracies more seriously. By Elisabeth Braw

The Biden Era Begins – New Yorker, 7.11
American democracy has survived Donald J. Trump.

America Won – The Atlantic, 7.11
Voters stopped an authoritarian populist from destroying the country’s democratic institutions.

Trump Won’t Be the Last American Populist – FA, 6.11
The Conditions That Produced Him Need to Be Understood to Be Addressed. By Daron Acemoglu

A New Administration Won’t Heal American Democracy – FA, 5.11
The Rot in U.S. Political Institutions Runs Deeper Than Donald Trump. By Larry Diamond

Rogue Superpower – FA, 11-12.20
Why This Could Be an Illiberal American Century. By Michael Beckley


To Save Its Democracy, the United States Needs a Dose of Its Own Medicine – FP, 14.06
Americans have long worked abroad to promote democratic practices and institutions. Now, more than ever, those lessons must be applied at home.



o nouă coaliție a democrațiilor

Democracies Must Band Together and Look InwardsHans Kundnani, Edward Fishman, CH, 01.21
Creating a new coalition of democracies will not solve the world’s problems but can rebuild confidence and tackle vulnerabilities plaguing democratic societies.

Democracies Need a United Strategy Against China – FP, 12.20
“America first” doesn’t work against a global opponent. By Edward Lucas

How Should Democracies Confront China’s Digital Rise? Weighing the Merits of a T-10 Alliance – CFR, 11.20
Democracies should ask themselves whether forming yet another elite club of wealthy states represents the best means to counter China’s and fellow authoritarians’ digital rise.

Uniting the Techno-Democracies – FA, 11-12.20
How to Build Digital Cooperation. By Jared Cohen and Richard Fontaine



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