Hungary has experienced significant democratic erosion since 2010, characterized by a politicized electoral system, partisan judiciary, and crackdowns on the free press due to a major political scandal in 2006 that annihilated the political center in Hungary.
April 4, 2018
The Connecticut GOP displayed strongly populist rhetoric in their last Gubernatorial debate but demonstrated a surprising willingness to cooperate across the aisle and refuse loyalty to President Trump. As such, the party is not a significant example of rising populism in the United States.
Despite the administration’s transparency that it is for the preservation of the Lumads’ ancestral lands, it recently defended its move to develop these lands by investors.
Though Switzerland's system of direct democracy seems like the perfect mechanism for a robust democracy, the overwhelming number of elections that are held, in a system that may become too democratic, reduce voter turnout and pose imminent threats to the quality of democracy in the country.