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The Forum's blog and podcast explore how authoritarians survive and thrive in the globalized age and how democracies contend with this challenge.
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.
The Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI) is a global network of think tanks that focus on democratization.
LATEST Forum NEWS
The essays in this "Global Insights" series spotlight innovative perspectives and new methods for countering disinformation.
Eighteenth Annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture: Ronald Deibert on "Digital Subversion: The Threat to Democracy"
Resisting Sharp Power: Strengthening the Fabric of...
08:00 AM- 09:00 AMAhead of the Summit for Democracy, and as part of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum, researchers and civil society activists from around the world shared research and expertise on combating authoritarianism.
Digital Repression: Confronting the Evolving Challenge
09:00 AM- 10:15 AMDigital Democracy Network members Arindrajit Basu, Irene Poetranto, and Jan Rydzak discussed the ever-changing contours of the digital repression landscape, and its implications for democracies around the world
A Full-Spectrum Response to Sharp Power: The Vulnerabilities and Strengths of Open Societies
The final report in the Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience series reviews the findings of eight papers that highlight serious vulnerabilities in a cluster of institutions related to information and ideas, commerce, media, and technology.READ MORE
Paying for a World Class Affiliation: Reputation Laundering in the University Sector of Open Societies
An International Forum working paper on reputation laundering by kleptocrats in the university sector of open societies.READ MORE
Innovation in Counter-Disinformation: Toward Globally Networked Civil Society
The essays in this "Global Insights" series spotlight innovative perspectives and new methods for countering disinformation.READ MORE
Journal of Democracy
The Journal of Democracy's October 2021 issue features essays on Russia's road to autocracy, the splintering of political authority in Western democracies, political violence in the United States, and more.READ MORE