The 2016 U.S. Election: Can Democracy Survive the Internet?

Article
April 2017

Traditional intermediary institutions such as parties and the legacy media are not what they once were, and they are not coming back. What are the implications of new social media and digital-campaign techniques?

The 2016 U.S. Election: The Populist Moment

Article
April 2017

Rising populism in the U.S. and beyond is calling into question the liberal-democratic bargain that has defined the postwar era. What led to Americans’ present revolt against elites, and what are its implications?

Britain After Brexit: The Risk to Northern Ireland

Article
January 2017

The British decision to leave the EU raises difficult challenges for the still-delicate settlement upon which peace and stability in Northern Ireland depend.

Britain After Brexit: Resistance from Scotland

Article
January 2017

Just two years after voting to stay in the United Kingdom, Scotland voted to remain in the EU while Britain as a whole voted to leave. Is another independence referendum coming?

Britain After Brexit: A Nation Divided

Article
January 2017

The referendum campaign and its aftermath have exposed fault lines between the “two Britains” that have been long in the making and that pose stark questions about national values and identity.

The Signs of Deconsolidation

Article
January 2017

Political scientists have long assumed that “democratic consolidation” is a one-way street, but survey evidence of declining support for democracy from across the established democracies suggests that deconsolidation is a genuine danger.

Two Traditions of Liberalism

Article
January 2017

A review of The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty: A View from Europe by João Carlos Espada.

Violence Against Women in Politics

Article
January 2017

The use of force and intimidation against women trying to take part in politics is a growing problem in many places. Such violence assumes a number of different forms, but all aim to keep women as women out of public life.

Britain After Brexit: A Transformed Political Landscape

Article
January 2017

The British party system is being fundamentally reshaped by the consequences of the British decision to leave the EU, which also threatens to reduce Britain’s influence on the rest of the world.

The Specter Haunting Europe: “Heritage Populism” and France’s National Front

Article
October 2016

Once a protest party, the right-wing National Front has sought to recast itself for electoral success. How will Marine Le Pen fare in the 2017 presidential race?

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