Tezcan Gumus, Deakin University This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. The war of rhetoric between Turkey and Russia...

With the main political opposition disabled and an increasingly authoritarian government, Cambodia faces a political crisis, writes JONATHAN BOGAIS. Cambodia is on the brink of a political crisis, facing a return to the autocratic modus operandi that has been the hallmark of its politics for many...

Wolfgang Merkel, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. From a historical perspective,...

MONITORING DEMOCRACY PROVIDES ALTERNATIVE TO TWO PARTIES’ OLIGOPOLY AND VOTERS’ INDIFFERENCE The South Korean government’s move to publish state-authored textbooks mimics tactics used by countries that attempt to control public memory of the past following their transition from dictatorships to democracies, a leading political theorist said. John...

SDN associate, adjunct associate professor Jonathan Bogais, talks to Cambodian government spokesman Mr Phay Siphan live on Channel News Asia’s “Between the Lines” as Cambodia is on the brink of a political crisis. Cambodia’s emergent democracy is at a critical juncture.  The government faces a backlash...

Myanmar’s controversial race and religion laws could be a trigger for a revolt against the country’s newly elected government, warns JONATHAN BOGAIS. Speaking at his Masoe-yin monastery quarters in Mandalay about the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) victory in the historic Myanmar elections, U Wirathu, the...

Sandra Field, Yale-NUS College This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Political protesters often don’t play by the rules....

This is part of the Festival of Democracy, 16 October 2015 Speakers: Francisco Jurado Gilabert and Professor Simon Tormey On the 15th May 2011  Spain was convulsed by one of the most extraordinary popular uprisings in the history of any advanced democratic society. Up to 8 million Spanish...

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