Michelle Bachelet: Dare to defend democracy

Michelle Bachelet: Dare to defend democracy

Because democracy is like that, an incessant effort to make inalienable principles adapt to changing scenarios and when the final voice falls upon the same sovereign, the people, who will surely make their mark in the march of history. So please, do not let our guard down, keep our eyes and ears open, listen, look, […]

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SGI – Quality of democracy and governance in the EU: sobering results before the European elections

SGI – Quality of democracy and governance in the EU: sobering results before the European elections

Democratic values are currently under duress in many European countries. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) show that the quality of democracy has deteriorated in 16 EU countries. Populism is on the rise, and the public’s rights are being restricted in many places. Which states are hit particularly hard by these developments and why? […]

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ELIF SHAFAK | TURKEY AND THE LOSS OF DEMOCRACY | 2017

ELIF SHAFAK | TURKEY AND THE LOSS OF DEMOCRACY | 2017

I come from a land where words feel very heavy. I think every Turkish writer, journalist, novelist, poet, or academic knows that words can get one into trouble. We do know that because of a poem, a novel, a short story, or an article, we can be targeted, stigmatized by the government. We do know […]

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Democrats vs Republicans – Which Brain is Better?

Democrats vs Republicans – Which Brain is Better?

The world feels pretty divided currently 81% of both liberals and conservatives have unfavorable views towards those on the other side But is there actually a fundamental biological difference between liberals and conservatives on the surface? we can see some funny differences like Conservatives like meat and potatoes more while liberals tend to like trying […]

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Is Global Democracy in Retreat? – KJ VIDS

Is Global Democracy in Retreat? – KJ VIDS

– [Eddie] Recent elections in India and Europe, societies with a range of cultures and levels of wealth, have provided further proof that the liberal world order is retreating into one dominated by sovereignty in the nation state. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his Hindu nationalist ticket, won an even bigger majority. In European […]

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GZERO World Clip: Populism vs. Politics

GZERO World Clip: Populism vs. Politics

There is an idea that thinks ok, the future is populism. I think the future is not populism. I’m very optimistic. I think we need time to show what this populism — for example, in Italy, a list of promises impossible to achieve. And the future is not populism; for me the future is politics. […]

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