The problem with democracy: Kids and their phones
www.politico.eu
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Worrying and thorough, from @PaulAyaTaylor

27/02/2020
Belgium’s democratic experiment
www.politico.eu
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The Ostbelgien Modell - bringing a permanent citizens' assembly into policy-making.

25/04/2019
Voting with your gut
members.tortoisemedia.com
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Brexit and rationality. Interesting.

The world's first democratically elected Muslim woman was from Georgia
eurasianet.org
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Fascinating piece by @undrawbill (h/t @monicaelena)

Polarization in Poland: A Warning From Europe
www.theatlantic.com
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@AnneApplebaum in depth on Poland, Hungary (and Trump) and the parallels with the Dreyfus case.

Repeal the Eighth: What can Britain learn from Ireland's abortion referendum?
www.newstatesman.com
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Not just Britain, but campaigners anywhere.

Tackling Women’s Underrepresentation in U.S. Politics: Comparative Perspectives From Europe
carnegieendowment.org
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@CarnegieEndow: "The United States has fallen behind most established democracies with respect to women’s representation in politics."

The EU Political Agenda Must Be Set by Ordinary Citizens
carnegieeurope.eu
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@YoungsRichard is right.

01/02/2018
Catalonia and European Democracy
carnegieeurope.eu
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Very insightful from the always excellent Richard Youngs.

27/10/2017
Democracy Promotion Under Trump
carnegieendowment.org
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Tom Carothers finds many clouds, but a small silver lining.

The Conservatives just pledged to take our democracy back decades
www.electoral-reform.org.uk
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by bringing FPTP to elections that never used it.

Democracy Is Not Dying
carnegieendowment.org
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Thomas Carothers & @YoungsRichard at @CarnegieEndow are not pessimistic.

13/04/2017
Russia’s 5th Column
www.americanprogress.org
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Buying up the Far Right in Europe and the US.

Hungary’s actions speak louder than words
www.euractiv.com
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@ncjcampbell on Órban's war on NGOs.

10/03/2017
Tunisian Security Forces Rock the Vote
carnegieendowment.org
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Enfranchising the military - showed me how little I know about Tunisia.

North Carolina is no longer a democracy
www.newsobserver.com

Expert diagnosis.

26/12/2016
Jo Cox killing - the reality
zelo-street.blogspot.be
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Calling the press to account.

How to Hack an Election
www.bloomberg.com

A chilling read.

31/03/2016
Democracy in retreat
www.washingtonpost.com

"2015 was the 10th consecutive year of decline in global freedom."

The World Isn’t Less Free Than It Used To Be
fivethirtyeight.com
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@fivethirtyeight summarises @FreedomHouseDC.

12/02/2016
Referendum madness
www.economist.com
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Direct democracy%27s attractive flaws.

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