Issues / Democracy & Governance
Western-style democracies — not the dictatorships they replaced — have allowed deeply undemocratic economic systems to flourish. So what's to be done?
The Catholic church was the main vehicle for dissent in Poland before the emergence of Solidarity.
Ferguson put America's racial apartheid on the global stage.
Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile's student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.
Both leading parties in Tunisia, Ennahda and Nidaa Tounes, are committed to neoliberalism and structural adjustment.
On numerous occasions the United States has nipped democracy in the bud elsewhere.
Ronald Reagan went through so many national security advisors as president that, on occasion, he forgot their names.
Democracy has become more about bureaucratic procedure and less about the people.
All the undocumented farm workers who harvest our food deserve a chance to live without fear of deportation.
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of “free trade” went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.