A Pyrrhic Victory? Addressing Expectations and Reality in the Wake of Tunisia’s Elections

Drew Holland Kinney   Tunisia’s anti-establishment president Kais Saied’s victory was a major signal that democracy is alive and well in the small North African country. Shocking the establishment, however, was not the only aspiration of the youth who catapulted the constitutional scholar into office. The populist outsider, who was sworn in on October 23, […]


Neoliberalism is Destroying the Third Wave of Democracy

Harris A. Samad    We hear about financial bailouts in developing countries from the IMF on a regular basis; Argentina, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and countless others. Such countries often spent decades or centuries under brutal, exploitative colonial rule from Europe. Despite this, many post-colonial countries have made astonishing strides in democratic development since they gained “independence” […]


The Silver Lining on Brexit: It’s the Institutions, Stupid.

Jennifer Raymond Dresden, Ph.D.  The hand-wringing over Brexit continues apace. With reports of preparatory stockpiling, previously-secure immigrants scrambling for new residency status, and a British public that remains (no pun intended) deeply divided on the best course forward, there seems very little good news coming from our friends across the pond these days.   On top […]