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Western Populism May Be Entering an Awkward Adolescence

As if Western politics were not volatile enough, a wave of recent elections seemed to offer contradictory evidence as to whether populism is advancing or receding.<p>It triumphed in the British vote to leave the European Union and in the American presidential race, fell short in the Dutch elections, …

Populists Appear to Fall Short in Dutch Election, Amid High Turnout

Right now: European populism faced its first big electoral test since last year’s “Brexit” referendum and Donald J. Trump’s election. Turnout was the highest in decades.<p>• The main exit poll indicated that the largest party in Parliament will remain the center-right party of Mark Rutte, the prime …

What the Far Right’s Rise May Mean for Germany’s Future

It has become a new ritual of Western politics: hold an election, watch a far-right populist party do better than ever before, then debate the significance of its rise.<p>Is populism surging or falling short of expectations? Are voters turning to the far right because of economic anxiety, xenophobia …

Europe’s Populist Surge

The year 2015 was a dreadful one for Europe in general and for the EU in particular. It started with the terrorist attack against the magazine <i>Charlie</i> …

Commentary: It’s Facebook’s algorithm vs. democracy, and so far the algorithm is winning — NOVA Next | PBS

Over the last several years, Facebook has been participating—unintentionally—in the erosion of democracy.<p>The social network may feel like a modern …

Populism on the March

Donald Trump’s admirers and critics would probably agree on one thing: he is different. One of his chief Republican supporters, Newt Gingrich, …

Make Democracy Great Again: Let's Try Some 'Design Thinking'

Allow me to begin with the truth. I've never studied political science, run for public office nor held a position in government. For the last forty years I've led a design agency working with enduring brands across the globe. As with any experienced person in my profession, I have used research, …

WHY ELECTIONS ARE BAD FOR DEMOCRACY

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DEMOCRACY | The Economist

Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. Why has it run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it?<p>THE protesters …

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Fake News and Cyber Propaganda: The Use and Abuse of Social Media

View Fake News and Cyber Propaganda: The Use and Abuse of Social Media<p><i>By Lion Gu, Vladimir Kropotov, and Fyodor Yarochkin (Senior Threat</i> …

We need to listen to our future citizens. Here’s how to tune in – Thomas Wells

Given the ferocity with which he opposed it, the Irish philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke is not often accused of radicalism. Yet here he is, …

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Democracies fail when they ask too little of their citizens – Stephen Cave

‘He turned out to be the same as every other politician.’ That was the complaint I kept hearing in Athens shortly after the leftist Prime Minister …

Europa gelooft steeds minder in democratie

Er is iets vreemds aan de hand met de democratie: iedereen lijkt ernaar te verlangen, maar niemand gelooft er nog in. Wie de internationale …

Het kan: een totaal andere inrichting van onze democratie

In de lente van 2013 publiceerde het wetenschappelijke vakblad <i>Journal of Public Deliberation</i> een fascinerende bijdrage Lees hier het stuk van de …

Follow the link in bio for a better understanding of France’s election identity crisis. Video: @imanjourno + Mat Heywood

Burned by Brexit, young Brits are registering to vote in droves

The world’s most politically apathetic youth are finally mobilizing.<p>Voter turnout among young people is notoriously low in the UK—it has fallen from 66% in 1992 to around 40% in the last general election in 2015. But since mid-April, when prime minister Theresa May announced a snap election for …

CityBeacon, Smart City Platform for the 21st Century

Welcome to Citybeacon<p>Find out more<p><b>Services</b> What Can We Offer?<p>Complete Solution or mature building block<p>We can offer the complete solution to fit your …

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Why populism and why now? An unseen driver may be automation