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Western Democracies Backslides: the projection of new structures of power in the world

Trump as the president of the United States of America, United Kingdom claiming the Brexit, Marie Le Pene ascending in France, Jair Bolsonaro as the president of Brazil, Neo-Nazi groups emerging in Germany. Are the Western Democracies falling? Will they fall apart? Or will a new structure of power emerge in the world?

The international Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, IDEA, as an International Non-Governmental Organization has the purpose to assist the implementation and maintenance of democracies all around the globe. Currently, the Institution promote conferences and finances scientific research to develop mechanisms and tools in favor of the forthcoming democracies, as the consolidated ones.

Owing to Democracies Backsliding phenomenon, how the democratic countries can cooperate to elevate theirs democratic status? Taking into account the new poles of power in the world, such as China, India and even Russia.

  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay
  • Japan


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