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The EU bureaucrats cannot cope with democracy

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mr Selmayr's demand that “populism” be combated also betrays the EU's instinctive distrust of democracy. Its founders were desperate to construct a supranational institution that would ensure that the people are always governed by their betters.
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Could EU referendum damage our democracy?

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
But I am beginning to wonder what this extraordinary plebiscite will do for our democracy in the longer term. Once the votes have all been counted, what impact will the referendum have on our respect and enthusiasm for the political process?

Democracy In The Dumps

Open Source with Christopher Lydon - ‎11 hours ago‎
What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of postwar history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western ...

Was the Invention of Finance Responsible for Democracy?

The Atlantic - ‎20 hours ago‎
Democracy is a system of shared governance by the people—a novel organizational structure that demands complex institutions for decision-making and a realignment of individual allegiance away from that of the traditional family, tribe, and monarch.

Democratic Bahrain not in US, UK interest: Analyst

Press TV - ‎2 hours ago‎
Press TV: Essentially there's been this major and incessant crackdown going on before the international community's eyes, basically turning a Nelson's eye on the deplorable situation of democracy in Bahrain. But what can you tell us about the baseless ...
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Democracy after Sanders

Open Democracy - ‎14 hours ago‎
She is likely to be the Democratic candidate in the November presidential contest. Clinton's opponent on the Republican side will probably be Donald Trump.
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Democracy, Duterte and what happened: Inquirer columnist

The Straits Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Taking a dark turn on the democratic ideal of keeping one's electoral promises, he can stare Philippine democracy in the eye as he puts a gun to its head and rhetorically asks it: Did I not vow that I will close down Congress and set aside the courts ...

Myanmar Government to Let Blacklisted Democracy Activists Return From Exile

Radio Free Asia - ‎14 hours ago‎
Thousands of Myanmar students, former political prisoners, and war refugees who fled the country as far back as the 1988 pro-democracy protests, which led to a military crackdown and international isolation, reside abroad primarily in the United States ...

Shellharbour's 'death of democracy' funeral: photos

Illawarra Mercury - ‎3 hours ago‎
Liberal Kiama MP Gareth Ward's electorate office was the backdrop for a mock funeral, as about 20 Shellharbour residents and councillors marked “the death of democracy”. As a cool wind whipped along Terralong Street, the “Shellharbour soldiers” kept ...

To Protect Our Environment, We Must Also Protect Our Democracy

Natural Resources Defense Council - ‎12 hours ago‎
To prevail in the face of powerful and determined opposition, our groups have a single tool: a sound democracy that reflects the will of the people.
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As I See It: Democracy in turmoil

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎12 hours ago‎
The supposedly hyper-democratic Israeli political system, which is predicated upon permanent coalitions, inescapably institutionalizes corruption, cronyism and administrative chaos.

Democracy fulfills last wish of Myanmar teen | Bangkok Post: opinion

Bangkok Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
Win Maw Oo was among an estimated 3,000 people killed in 1988 during the student-led pro-democracy protests in Yangon and other parts of the country in which Ms Suu Kyi emerged as a pro-democracy figure and her NLD party was born. Myanmar was ...

Sanders won't be fooled again by democracy

Las Vegas Review-Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
It's understandable that he is reluctant to cede the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton. Whether his presidential campaign began with a prescient insight or a lucky roll of the dice, his success has been extraordinary.
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Enough Project Statement on May 26th Congo Democracy Protests, Need for Targeted Sanctions

Enough Project (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Enough Project is deeply concerned about the growing political crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, protesters across the country are risking their personal safety and freedom to demand that Congolese President Joseph Kabila adhere to ...

Our democracy has been bought. To win on climate, we have to take it back

The Guardian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
But then we no longer live in a democracy. We have morphed into a plutocracy: government by the wealthy for the wealthy greased by political donations.

Strengthening democracy in Ottawa seminar

Scoop.co.nz (press release) - ‎10 hours ago‎
With a theme of “Strengthening Democracy and the Role of Parliamentarians: Challenges and Solutions”, the seminar brings together MPs from all over the Commonwealth to participate in workshops and discussions, focusing on professional development ...
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Socialism vs. Barbarism: Only Social Democracy Can Defeat the Right-Wing Radicalism of Donald Trump

AlterNet - ‎11 hours ago‎
Sanders is a democratic socialist, Trump is a right-wing nationalist (although some mainstream commentators have simply gone with “fascist”).

Brexit: About Democracy, Not Money

Huffington Post UK - ‎19 hours ago‎
As Britain edges closer to holding its referendum on membership in the European Union, a whole array of economic and financial talking heads have sagely warned of the dangers that Brexit may bring to the economy.

Donald Trump is stress-testing how we think about American democracy

Washington Post - ‎21 hours ago‎
One theory of political science says that because Russia is a personalist autocracy, it is less likely to experience a successful regime transition to democracy (there's a lot of other problems with personalist autocracies - click here for more ...
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Compulsory voting is not a shortcut to a good democracy

The Australian Financial Review - ‎5 hours ago‎
Turnout has fallen from about 85 per cent of eligible voters across the OECD in the late 1940s to 65 per cent today, according to the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), an NGO. For many, the changing composition of the voting ...
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