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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
An International Forum working paper on factors driving the "demand" side of the disinformation challenge, written by Samuel Woolley and Katie Joseff.
As 2019 draws to a close, the International Forum for Democratic Studies is pleased to share with you a selection of its work on the challenges posed to democratic principles by authoritarian influence; the intersection of democracy and technology;...
The November 2019 edition of the Forum newsletter features new content, event recaps, and more.
Celebrating 30 Years of the Journal of Democracy: Democracy Embattled
Digital Migration and the Democratization of Africa's...
03:00 PM- 04:30 PMReagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow George Sarpong examined the approaches to digital migration in Africa, explained the legal and regulatory fault lines, and explored how migration strategies could undermine democratic principles.
A Crisis of Legitimacy in the Islamic Republic of Iran...
03:00 PM- 04:30 PMReagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Dr. Ladan Boroumand reflected on crucial phases that have defined Iran's state-society dialectic, and brought to light the unprecedented cultural and ideological consequences of this dynamic.
Demand for Deceit: How the Way We Think Drives Disinformation
An International Forum working paper on factors driving the "demand" side of the disinformation challenge, written by Samuel Woolley and Katie Joseff.READ MORE
To Catch A Kleptocrat: Lessons Learned from the Biens Mal Acquis Trials in France
An International Forum working paper on transnational kleptocracy and lessons learned from the Biens Mal Acquis trials in France, written by Tutu Alicante.READ MORE
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 October 2019 issue of the Journal of Democracy features two article clusters, one on populism in Europe and another on Southeast Asia's troubling elections.READ MORE