Though it works for a vast majority of the cases we have looked at, does 'erosion' truly capture all of the nuance of the uncertain state of modern democracy?
We urgently need to re-think how we make predictions of democratization (and other) outcomes in political science.
Bermeo's description of the transition between open-ended coups d’état and promissory coups is inaccurate in the case of Sudan in that it is driven less by international pressures and more by local and regional ones, and that these pressures do not push countries only in one direction.
Since regaining its democracy in 1999, Nigeria has suffered a history of voter fraud and violence in each of its presidential elections. Improving the safety and legitimacy of Nigeria’s elections can go a long way in improving the nation’s democracy as a whole. Undemocratic ...
As political commentators speculate about whether Sudanese Protesters will be able to oust the current regime and plant the seeds of democracy, I argue that there are educational prerequisites for the establishment of Democracy, and that they have yet to be met in Sudan.
Because referendum results can be easily manipulated by rising autocrats to legalize authoritarian rule (as in Rwanda and Burundi), countries would be wise to include in their institutional design safeguards against the abuse of direct democracy and limits to the use of direct democracy.
Foreign aid: a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries _Dean Acheson_ The issues of foreign aid have always involved in corruption and inefficiency since the beginning. However, foreign aid did have a strong impact on the developing states back in the day, ...
However, in what was the only country in the Middle East to have turned toward freedom, nearly eight years after its revolution toward democratic transition, Tunisia remains far from being the exception. It has not consolidated its new democracy and is showing signs of backsliding.
A possible contender in Togo’s 2020 election was prevented from boarding an Air France flight to Lomé.
This post serves as an evaluation of the state of political control the SWAPO party has in the country and how this can undermine democracy.