Democratic trends and challenges are broadly common to many European and other countries: intensification of bottom-up citizens’ activism, disillusionment of public opinion with the ability of governments to deliver on their expectations and with elites perceived as distant from people’s concerns, the difficult balance between long-term gain and short-term pain and the considerable growth of economic […]
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Article published in The World Economic Forum Website From his own experience in office almost a year after the overthrow of the dictator Ben Ali, former Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali knows that simply moving away from authoritarian rule does not automatically spell the end of a subservient mentality. During a recent Club de Madrid […]
The exportation of the “Western model of democracy” is no longer a path to a potential expansion of democracy. The frustrated Arab spring and the uprising of the Islamic State have proved that the emergence of a new wave of democracy is unlikely – although not impossible in the near future. Thomas Carothers, from the […]
We have interviewed some of the Next Generation Democracy (NGD) experts about their views and findings on democratic trends in different regions of the world. In this gallery, you will find brief videos with some highlights from their thoughts, what we call NGD Bites. NGD facilitates a discussion on the state and future of democracy […]
The past few years have marked the beginning of a tumultuous period for global governance. Across the world, we have seen threats to international order and a disruption of longstanding political norms and values as authoritarians get smarter and persist undeterred. With authoritarianism on the rise in many of the world’s most strategically important regions, […]
This interview was published by the Bertelsmann Stiftung Transformation Index Blog “Sovereign Debt is One of Democracy’s Weak Points” April 8, 2015 | by BTI Blog Political scientist Stefan Wurster speaks about the shortcomings of democracy and why it nonetheless remains a successful model to meet the challenges of the future. BTI Blog: Responding to […]
Is Democracy in Decline? Remarks to the Club of Madrid Meeting, Florence, Nov 24, 2014 By Larry Diamond We are now four decades into the third wave of global democratic expansion that began with the Portuguese Revolution in 1974. Any assessment of the state of global democracy today must begin by recognizing its impressive […]
Between the 23rd and the 25th of November 2014, under the framework of the Next Generation Democracy Project (NGD), the Club de Madrid and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) partnered to facilitate a policy dialogue -“Democracy and Human Rights in Decline? A Call to Action”- hosted by the […]
“Democracy and Human Rights in Decline? A Call to Action,” is a Policy Dialogue co-organized by the Club de Madrid (CdM) and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center), and hosted by the European University Institute (EUI) taking place November 24-25, 2014 in Florence, Italy. The conference will serve as […]
- Rui Maria De Araujo & four CdM Members to participate in the NGD roundtable on the future of Democracy in Asia-Oceania
- Foro Latinoamericano para una Democracia Inclusiva: “Más que simplemente buscar los caminos a la elección, debemos enseñar a la gente cómo gobernar”, Vicente Fox
- Main challenges identified in the Americas Conclusions Report: inequality, poverty, corruption, violence and political parties ethical renovation
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