• June 15, 2019

    Corruption charges against Omar al-Bashir should be the first step in an anti-corruption process built on democratic institutions and respect for human rights, says Transparency International.

  • July 30, 2010

    These days people in or near power can't wait to get our opinions so that they can take them seriously, says Graeme Smith. Or so it seems. But underneath the new cyber-Athenian democracy is a deeper crisis of representation with political and theological roots.

  • February 21, 2008

    Despite huge state-sponsored protests in Serbia, the rulers of the newly independent Kosovo say that their aim is social harmony, democracy and a plural secular settlement in the region.

  • September 7, 2007

    There is a growing disconnect with the aspirations of people whose concerns are not adequately mapped by the narrow economic, political and social assumptions of the main political parties, says Simon Barrow. Are we moving into post-democracy?