Violence Against Women in Politics

Article
January 2017

The use of force and intimidation against women trying to take part in politics is a growing problem in many places. Such violence assumes a number of different forms, but all aim to keep women as women out of public life.

Britain After Brexit: A Transformed Political Landscape

Article
January 2017

The British party system is being fundamentally reshaped by the consequences of the British decision to leave the EU, which also threatens to reduce Britain’s influence on the rest of the world.

Britain After Brexit: The Risk to Northern Ireland

Article
January 2017

The British decision to leave the EU raises difficult challenges for the still-delicate settlement upon which peace and stability in Northern Ireland depend.

Britain After Brexit: Resistance from Scotland

Article
January 2017

Just two years after voting to stay in the United Kingdom, Scotland voted to remain in the EU while Britain as a whole voted to leave. Is another independence referendum coming?

Britain After Brexit: A Nation Divided

Article
January 2017

The referendum campaign and its aftermath have exposed fault lines between the “two Britains” that have been long in the making and that pose stark questions about national values and identity.

Documents on Democracy

Article
January 2017

Has the Northern Ireland Problem been Solved?

Article
July 2008

Latin America’s recent experience shows that effective democratic governance is difficult to achieve and depends on many factors, some of them context-specific. Nonetheless, it is possible to draw some general lessons.

Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina: Travails of the European Raj

Article
July 2003

Like liberals in the British East India Company more than a century ago, European and international officials have become stewards of a people's fate. The intentions are good, but will self-government result?

The Americanization of the European Left

Article
April 2001

In postindustrial societies, class is less important as a source of party cleavage. With the European left embracing a market-friendly "third way," political divisions in Europe are increasingly resembling those in the United States.