Articles tagged with democracy

Kevin M. Lerner

Public interest journalism may not be salvageable. But more than being saved, it needs to be radically rethought.

Annette Zimmermann

Justice demands that we think not just about profit or performance, but above all about purpose.

Macabe Keliher

Founded a century ago, the Chinese Communist Party has repeatedly defied predictions of its demise. Today it retains popular support by selectively repressing and responding to social demands.

Raj Patel

They are fighting in a global war over the future of agriculture. Modi is chocking the debate.

Daniel Carpenter

The menthol cigarette citizen’s petition recalls the lost political tradition of petition democracy, when not only could the complaints of any citizen get a hearing, but that hearing would occur publicly—in Congress.

Gregory E. Kaebnick

Its authority derives not from unbiased scientists but from the institutions and norms that structure their work. Fighting mistrust requires more public engagement with policy, not unqualified deference to experts.

C. Thi Nguyen

Two theories paint very different pictures of the sources of our democratic dysfunction. The debate won’t be settled by accusations of political convenience.

Carissa Véliz

The more someone knows about us, the more they can influence us. We can wield democratic power only if our privacy is protected.

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Alf Gunvald Nilsen

Narendra Modi’s government has used lockdown to force further neoliberalization and continue its assault on pro-democracy activists.

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Michael Patrick Lynch

At a time of anxiety about fake news and conspiracy theories, philosophy can contribute to our most urgent cultural and political questions about how we come to believe what we think we know.