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Power 3.0 Blog and Podcast
The Forum's blog explores how authoritarians survive and thrive in the globalized age and how democracies content 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
Dean Jackson of the International Forum for Democratic Studies spoke with Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Kyrylo Loukerenko about media reform in Ukraine and the role of community and public service media in fostering a healthy media ecosystem...
The January 2019 issue of the Journal of Democracy features a set of four articles examining the growing threat of digital repression.
Writing for Policy Options, NED Vice President for Studies and Analysis Christopher Walker assesses the risk posed to multiple sectors – media, universities, academic publishers, technology, elections – by autocratic regimes capable of exerting...
Fifteenth Annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture: Confronting Authoritarianism
The Struggle to Achieve Public Media Reform in Ukraine
09:00 PM- 10:30 PMReagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Kyrylo Loukerenko discussed the role of public media in Ukraine’s democracy and the challenges it faces to becoming a strong and stable institution.
Fifteenth Annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture: Confronting...
12:00 AM- 02:30 AMAnwar Ibrahim, President of the People's Justice Party of Malaysia, will present the 15th annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World at the Embassy of Canada.
Digital Migration and the Democratization of Africa's...
09:00 PM- 10:30 PMReagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow George Sarpong will examine the approaches to digital migration in Africa, explain the legal and regulatory fault lines, and explore how migration strategies could undermine democratic principles.
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
The January 2019 issue of the Journal of Democracy features a set of four articles examining the growing threat of digital repression.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