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News & Highlights

Aug 26, 2014

The Comparative Democratization section has organized 24 panels at the American Political Science Association annual meeting in Washington, DC. Participants are also invited to visit the Forum in the APSA Exhibit Hall in Booth #503 next to the Johns Hopkins University Press. ::MORE

AUG 1, 2014

Worth Reading features three freely accessible articles from the July issue of the Journal of Democracy. ::MORE

JUL 30, 2014

See photos, watch the event video, and read reports discussed during "Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova: How Corruption Threatens the Eastern Partnership," an event the Forum cosponsored with the Legatum Institute and the Institute of Modern Russia. ::MORE

Jul 23, 2014

The Forum is now on Buzzfeed! Using a selection of political cartoons by Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Sabir Nazar, read "9 Reasons Why It's Dangerous To Be a Journalist in Pakistan." ::MORE 

Jul 10, 2014

Journal of Democracy co-editor Marc F. Plattner reflects on two important democratization anniversaries—the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the Portuguese Revolution—and asks whether democracy's third wave is coming to an end for Foreign Policy Democracy Lab. ::MORE

Jul 9, 2014

"The Internet’s openness may threaten repressive regimes, but it has also proven to be a potent weapon in their hands" writes Forum program assistant Dean Jackson in a guest blog post for the Center for International Media Assistance about the efforts of authoritarian regimes to use social media as a venue for spreading propaganda. ::MORE

Forum Publications

Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World

Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy

Journal of Democracy July 2014: "The Maidan and Beyond"