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NGD Wider Europe and Post-Soviet Eurasia Roundtable – 2-3 June, Stockholm

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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Lessons on democracy from Tunisia after the Arab Spring by Hauke Hartmann

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 […]