Why Liars Win Elections

December 16, 2019

The vast majority of voters got it right. They knew that Thursday’s election could only produce a meaningless result, and they acted in consequence. Although unambiguous, the result answers no questions, but opens up new ones. To anyone with an understanding of historical processes, the idea...

A Healthy Police Force Is a Sign of a Healthy Democracy

August 15, 2019

The institution that creates and maintains domestic security — and that can ultimately guarantee it during emergencies — is the police. However, a comparative look at the historical development of various political systems shows that, in the modern world, no such system has existed, or even...

Is the World Undergoing a Deep Populist Transition?

July 25, 2019

In academia, we seem to have a fondness for the trope of the “wave” and “wave theory.” Samuel Huntington gave us the waves of democratization — a process of global, though asymmetrical, shift from authoritarian and oligarchic to democratic forms of government and state institutions....

Global Citizenship: The Birth of a New World Order

April 19, 2019

As the hegemony of the nation-state deteriorates, a brave new world is being conceived. As outcrops of nationalistic fervor and protectionism are exposed across Western Europe and the United States, it would seem that the tides of globalization are beginning to ebb. One only needs to glance at...