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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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A global network of think tanks that conduct research and analysis on democratization.
LATEST Forum NEWS
Dean Jackson of the International Forum for Democratic Studies spoke with Maria Ressa about her experience working as a journalist in a rapidly deteriorating media environment and the impact of social media on the trajectory of democracy in...
“Sharp Power: Rising Authoritarian Influence,” a report published by the International Forum for Democratic Studies, examines Chinese and Russian influence in four young democracies in Latin America and Central Europe.
Shanthi Kalathil of the International Forum for Democratic Studies spoke with Aurel Croissant about his research on civil-military relations and its implications for understanding recent events in Zimbabwe.
The Roots of Illiberalism in Hungary and Central Europe
Decaying Institutions: How Corruption Undermines Democracy...
09:00 AM- 10:30 AMReagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Oludotun Babayemi will examine how the structure of Nigeria’s political institutions perpetuate corrupt practices and offer recommendations on how both domestic organizations and international funders can tackle corruption.
Beyond Successful Elections: An Evaluation of Ghana's...
09:00 AM- 10:30 AMPopular Ghanaian radio host Nana Ama Agyemang Asante will discuss the shortcomings of Ghana’s democracy and argue that successful elections, economic stability, and peace should not be the only criteria of a functioning democracy.
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
What is Putinism? How has Putin kept himself in power? And where is Russia headed in the wake of 2017’s anticorruption protests? Contributors to the October 2017 issue ask the key questions about Putin's rule.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