Democracy

  • Cuba: casting a vote in doubtful times

    On the 11th of March 2018, Cubans turned out to the polls to vote. In a press release, the President of the National Elections Commission of Cuba, Aline Balseiro Gutiérrez, announced that the 605 candidates in the elections were now deputies of the new National Assembly. With over 8.6...
  • Democracy under threat in the cyber era

    In the last decade cybersecurity has become a priority on the European Union’s agenda, following several online attacks during electoral periods. Democracy is now faced with a new threat that comes from the web.   Data released by the European Commission at the end of 2017 is significant: cyber...
  • Freedom of speech in Turkey has been imprisoned

    Since July 2016, when a section of the Turkish military led a coup attempt to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state of emergency in Turkey has repeatedly been extended. This constant state of emergency has allowed the President and his administration to take decisions and act without parliamentary approval...
  • Joint democracy

    The Tunisian National Security Council, convoked by Tunisian president Béji Caid Essebsi in Carthage on 15th March 2017, talked about terrorism and national security, but also about joints. Indeed, the agenda of the meeting included the reform of Law 52, a law that imposes a minimum mandatory sentence of...
  • O fim do mundo

    Brazil enters 2017 facing a societal crisis. 60 people recently died in Manaus in the amazon region, in one of the biggest prison massacres of its history. Unfortunately, this bloodbath is just an additional, albeit shocking, example of the weaknesses and failures of the state, as the horrific conditions of...
  • Democracy: the Holy Grail of political representation

    As Britain comes to terms with the result of its most recent expression of mass electoral democracy, the EU referendum vote, political division has given way to tense debate about how we define and exercise democracy. With the Vote Leave campaign winning by a margin of just 52% to...
  • Uncertainty in Turkey

    Following the attempted military coup in Turkey on July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) continue to rule the Turkish government under a crumbling guise of conservative democracy. In reality, Erdoğan has gradually positioned himself as an autocratic ruler and his policies have increasingly...
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