October 2014

Volume 25, Issue 4


From Politics to Protest

The protests that have been erupting around the world may signal the twilight of both the idea of revolution and the notion of political reformism.

India's Watershed Vote

Euroskepticism Arrives

Indonesia's 2014 Elections

External Influence and Democratization

Election Watch

Reports on elections in Afghanistan, Colombia, Indonesia, Libya, Mauritania, Slovenia, and Turkey. 

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves's September speech in Oslo, Norway. Portions of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech to the nation. Excerpts from Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán's shocking July speech in favor of an "illiberal state." Portions of an open letter written by senior members of the Communist Party of Vietnam calling for an end…

News and Notes

Reconsidering the Third Wave On June 23–25, the Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal held its annual political forum in Estoril entitled “Reconsidering the Third Wave of Democratization: 40 Years After the Portuguese Revolution (1974) and 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989).” The conference featured panels reflecting…