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Power 3.0 Blog and Podcast
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 assess the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to the democratic health and integrity of the information space.
Seymour Martin Lipset’s scholarship on such themes as the conditions for democracy, political parties, voting behavior, extremist movements, ideologies, and public opinion constitutes one of the most prolific, insightful, and widely read bodies...
Seventeenth Annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture: Minxin Pei on "Totalitarianism's Long Dark Shadow Over China"
Online Event: "Lie Machines: How Disinformation Threatens...
11:00 AM- 12:00 PMPhilip Howard, Laura Rosenberger, Daniel Arnaudo, and Shanthi Kalathil discussed how authoritarian governments and illiberal actors are using disinformation to discredit democracy while shaping international understandings of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online Event: "Compromising the Knowledge Economy:...
12:00 PM- 01:15 PMGlenn Tiffert discussed his report "Compromising the Knowledge Economy: Authoritarian Challenges to Intellectual Inquiry," which explores how authoritarian regimes target the academic, publishing, and think tank sectors of open societies.
COVID-19 and the Information Space: Boosting the Democratic Reponse
The essays in this "Global Insights" series assess the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to the democratic health and integrity of the information space.READ MORE
Commanding Ideas: Think Tanks as Platforms for Authoritarian Influence
A Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience series report exploring the ways in which authoritarian countries seek to use think tanks as instruments of sharp power, focusing specifically on why and how authoritarian powers target foreign private organizations dedicated to policy-related research.READ MORE
Deals in the Dark: Russian Corrosive Capital in Latin America
A Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience series report analyzing Russian strategic corruption efforts relevant to two Latin American democracies—Argentina and Bolivia—illustrating the early stages of politically driven penetration by large investment initiatives from authoritarian states.READ MORE
Journal of Democracy
The Journal of Democracy's January 2021 issue features a lead set of articles examining the trends contributing to mistrust in mainstream parties around the globe, and the options for strengthening democratic system.READ MORE