by Sarah Ampolsk In observing the elections that have taken place on the European continent thus far in 2019, two countries stand out. The first is Slovakia, one of the four central European “Visegrad” countries, which – along with neighboring Czech Republic, Poland and ...
April 29, 2019
In his essay Stealth Authoritarianism, Ozan Varol posits “Laws that regulate voter registration, which exist in virtually all democratic nations to ensure electoral fairness, afford the opportunity to disenfranchise portions of the population.” The current surge of voter ID laws spearheaded ...
It is essential to critically examine various aspects of political figure (from campaign strategy, to speeches, to actual policy actions—and yes, social media activity) before labelling them as a populist, a term which holds a largely negative connotation in today’s political dialogue.
The ongoing threat to American democracy for exceeds populist movements, relying instead on eroding democratic norms and institutions.
To what extent might Putin be considered either a populist or stealth authoritarian leader?
What does the future of Egypt after Sisi's extended presidential term suggest about the path to populist rule through uprisings and demand for a constitutional overhaul?