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Democracy’s night shall pass

Election by election, the growing consensus for populisms and a virulent opposition to democratic institutions have started a new historical phase for politics all around the World. The optimistic preconditions of a gradual global…

Rousseau’s curse

Jean Jacques Rousseau once argued that even the best made constitutional arrangements cannot function if the people who get to power do not want them to work. At the time, he was reflecting on the government of Poland. Today he might look…

Rinnovare la democrazia

L’avanzata del populismo in Occidente, l’ascesa della Cina a Oriente e l’ubiqua diffusione dei social media inducono a ripensare i meccanismi di funzionamento – o malfunzionamento – della democrazia. La globalizzazione e la rivoluzione…