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International FORUM for democratic studies
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The Forum draws upon a group of approximately 80 scholars and specialists recognized for their outstanding work and expertise on democracy.
A selection of resources from the International Forum for Democratic Studies.
Major themes explored by the Forum include authoritarian influence, transnational kleptocracy, the information space, and democracy and civil society.
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LATEST Forum NEWS
In the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Democracy, Christopher Walker defines the pervasive threat of “sharp power,” or authoritarian influence efforts that seek to pierce, penetrate, and perforate the political and information environments...
The June 2018 edition of the Forum newsletter explores the latest issue of the Journal of Democracy, recaps recent events, and more.
Jessica Ludwig of the International Forum for Democratic Studies spoke with Peruvian political scientist Alberto Vergara about the declining importance of structured political parties in Peru and the subsequent crisis of political representation.
The Difficult Road to Transparency in Latin America
Elections in Zimbabwe: Autocracy and Stasis, or Democracy...
10:00 AM- 11:30 AMDr. Alex Magaisa will assess preparations for the approaching elections in Zimbabwe and discuss the prospects for democratization, including possible post-election scenarios and the roles of the military and the international community.
Why Women's Political Participation Matters in the...
10:00 AM- 11:30 AMActivist Passy Mubalama examined how the current political crisis affects women’s rights in the DRC, and why the participation of women in politics and security is vital for the prospects of bringing peace and democracy to the country.
Sharp Power: Rising Authoritarian Influence
Case studies in four young democracies examine how authoritarian governments are leveraging and repurposing traditional "soft power" tools into corrosive "sharp power."READ MORE
Journal of Democracy
In the wake of the 19th Party Congress, contributors to the April 2018 issue examine the global ambitions and influence operations of China in Xi's new era.READ MORE
Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy
Over the past decade, leading authoritarian countries have become emboldened within the global arena, challenging the liberal international political order.READ MORE
Stifling the Public Sphere: Media and Civil Society in Egypt, Russia, and Vietnam
Three experts assess the shape and trajectory of civil society and the media in Egypt, Russia, and Vietnam, and the restrictions that are placed on them.READ MORE