Democracy

‘Democracy is in far greater peril than the complacent West realises’
rump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol.
Instant Opinion

‘Democracy is in far greater peril than the complacent West realises’

12 Jan 2021
How the EU failed to uphold ‘rule of law’ among its members
Viktor Orban
In Depth

How the EU failed to uphold ‘rule of law’ among its members

MEPs threaten to block coronavirus recovery package over decline in democracy across member states
24 Jul 2020
Why violent protests have broken out in Belgrade
Protests Serbia
In Brief

Why violent protests have broken out in Belgrade

Europe’s first major uprising over strict lockdown rules linked to wider ‘curbing of democratic freedoms’
10 Jul 2020
Reaction: what is in China’s new security law?
Hong Kong protester arrested
In Depth

Reaction: what is in China’s new security law?

Controversial legislation appears even more stringent ‘both in scope and penalties’ than was feared
1 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Tories won’t ‘take the knee’ for BLM
Dominic Raab outside 10 Downing Street
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Tories won’t ‘take the knee’ for BLM

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 19 June
19 Jun 2020
Why the Malawi election annulment is a big deal
Malawi election
In Depth

Why the Malawi election annulment is a big deal

Judges overturn 2019 election result, citing ‘widespread irregularities’
7 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: A new post-Brexit identity crisis
Nigel Farage
In Depth

Instant Opinion: A new post-Brexit identity crisis

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 29 January
29 Jan 2020

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Is it time for a written constitution in the UK?
Protesters outside the Supreme Court
In Depth

Is it time for a written constitution in the UK?

Supporters of the proposal say we can no longer rely on rulers to be ‘good chaps’
18 Sep 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 10. Agriculture
Agriculture, farming
In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 10. Agriculture

How seeds and selective breeding paved the way for civilisation
16 Aug 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 4. Democracy
Women queue to vote outside a polling station in Ghana
In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 4. Democracy

How Ancient Greece gave birth to ‘the most successful political idea of the 20th century’
5 Jul 2019
Why everyone’s talking about Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced re-run of Istanbul mayoral election following surprise defeat for his party
10 May 2019
Thailand facing biggest pro-democracy protests in years
Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand
In Brief

Thailand facing biggest pro-democracy protests in years

Anger grows as ruling military junta again postpones election initially promised for 2015
14 Jan 2019
Could a citizens’ assembly break Brexit deadlock?
Brexit protesters
In Brief

Could a citizens’ assembly break Brexit deadlock?

The Guardian joins Damon Albarn and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams in calling for radical solution
10 Jan 2019
Seven charts that show the world is becoming a better place
Child in India
In Depth

Seven charts that show the world is becoming a better place

Globalisation has helped lift hundreds of millions of people above the global poverty line
9 Jan 2019
Is democracy under threat in Bahrain?
Bahrain, Vote, Election
In Brief

Is democracy under threat in Bahrain?

Government of the oil-rich nation under fire after crackdown on opposition parties
9 Nov 2018
Iraqi PM appoints five cabinet ministers who applied online
Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Iraq
In Brief

Iraqi PM appoints five cabinet ministers who applied online

Adel Abdul-Mahdi ‘the butt of social media jokes’ after narrowing down 15,000 applications from members of the public
8 Nov 2018
Democracies face crisis of trust
Hungary, which went to the polls in April, has become increasing undemocratic
In Depth

Democracies face crisis of trust

Report finds that people have more faith in autocratic governments
22 Jun 2018