News & Features

30th Anniversary Event: Democracy Embattled

In celebration of the Journal of Democracy‘s 30th anniversary issue, editors and contributors will gather on January 23 for reflections and discussion on authoritarianism and the global state of democracy.

January 23, 2020

The Rise and Fall of “Good Governance” Promotion

The Embassy of Canada and the National Endowment for Democracy present the sixteenth annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World, featuring Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School of Governance.

November 4, 2019

Rod Alence and Anne Pitcher on South Africa’s elections

At the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, read Alence and Pitcher’s take on South Africa’s 8 May 2019 national elections, and stay tuned for an expanded analysis in the October 2019 JoD. Plus, read Alence’s 2004 Journal article (free through May 31) for a deeper look into the history of South Africa’s democracy.