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Democracy in Crisis

Five Takeaways from the 2022 State of Civil Society Report

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net 2022 is halfway through. It’s clear this is a year of immense disruption, mayhem and contestation....

Canadians’ expectations post-pandemic: support for the poor, environmental protection, gain in importance

Click here to view original web page at angusreid.org Study canvasses views on social issues, representation in media, trust in justice system Canadians...

Neoliberalism’s Deep and Lasting Cuts: A Crisis of Democracy

Click here to view original web page at www.broadbentinstitute.ca The borders of history as an academic discipline have broadened to include the very recent past....

The Global Assault on Human Rights

Click here to view original web page at www.ipsnews.net Meanwhile, more than 10 months since Myanmar's military seized power, the country’s human rights situation is...

The big idea: Is democracy up to the task of climate change?

Click here to view original web page at www.theguardian.com It’s time to acknowledge a difficult truth: our democracies are failing us on the climate crisis....

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard to accept?

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com It has become common to argue that most Africans are not that committed to democracy. Commentators...

10 World-Changing Protests You Should Know About

The health and strength of democracy in a country depends to a large extent on the vigour of its civil society rooted in the...

The United States’ Imperial Foreign Policy Is the Deadly Enemy of Progress at Home

The dichotomy between the United States foreign and domestic policy is a long-standing issue. Looking at the notable commitment and action of the Biden...

You Can Have Billionaires or You Can Have Democracy

The media coverage of today’s billionaires from their business success to their space race competition is relentless. Yet, concentrated wealth has a long history;...

Changes to planning system in England threaten communities’ rights – local democracy expert

Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com The UK government is set to make radical changes to the planning system in England. Boris...

City council ranks as the least-trusted institution among Toronto residents. Giving it more power may actually fix that problem

The Commons is grounded in a participatory process of decision-making engaging all relevant stakeholders. In civic affairs, this means participation from all sectors...

Are Businesses Undermining Democracy?

From special access to power, to lobbying efforts, to political contributions, to funded research and rigged bidding processes the ways in which corporations weild...

The virus of disinformation threatens democracy and education is the cure

This thoughtful piece from Ottawa's Joel Westheimer reminds all of us that the foundations of democratic life are learned and practiced. The role...

Tech can help cities improve services — but first leaders have to ask hard questions about privacy, equity and more

The internet of things economy has significant implications for the rapid expansion of the surveillance state. This has resulted in a lot of...
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