Documents on Democracy

January 2019

Excerpts from: the G7 Charlevoix Commitment on Defending Democracy from Foreign Threats; victory speech by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro; inaugural address by Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador; inaugural address by Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih; remarks by Angolan journalist Rafael Marques; and address by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Washington Declaration.

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News and Notes

January 2019

Forum 2000 Foundation Conference; National Democratic Institute 35th Anniversary Gala; Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought; Lantos Foundation Human Rights Prize; NED's International Forum

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Why National Identity Matters

October 2018

From enhancing physical security to encouraging mutual trust, an inclusive sense of national identity continues to be crucial to the flourishing of modern states.

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Democracy’s "Near Misses"

October 2018

What factors help a democracy to survive a crisis? A study of cases in which democracy suffered a steep decline, yet ultimately recovered and endured, offers new insights. In moments of crisis, unelected and nonmajoritarian actors can play a pivotal role.

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Latin America’s Shifting Politics: Mexico’s Party System Under Stress

October 2018

AMLO’s sweeping victory in Mexico’s 2018 elections could point to a long-term dealignment of the country’s party system, but it is more likely that a less radical process of partisan recomposition will take place.

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