Posts Tagged: Democracy
Reese Erlich's new book on Syria combines on-the-ground reporting with an encyclopedic background in the region’s history.
President Obama is definitely "into" Africa. Unfortunately that has translated into holding the door open for U.S. multinationals to do what outsiders have done for centuries: extract the continent’s wealth.
Hungary, once a liberal democracy, regressed to a semi-autocratic regime.
Fighting corruption is a proven means to reduce inequality. But the issue has often been co-opted by elites looking to do just the opposite.
Despite the lip service given to democracy the world over, coups remain a popular last resort. Here's why.
For some Korean American activists, the Sewol ferry disaster is a reminder that South Korean capitalism is a product of the country's authoritarian past—a past in which the U.S. played no small part.
Free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership undermine democracy and sovereignty.
In 2011, King Hamad Bin Issa Al Khalifa restored constitutional rule in Bahrain.
When the public abandons voting and attempts to veto a policy or even an entire government.
In a society in upheaval, just who are "the People"?