Vladimir Putin has created a non-democratic model that leveraged the failures of previous attempts at democracy in its ascent to dominance.
Voters mostly stayed home for the country's first elections in nearly a decade, and in the end, the same families remained in power.
The night before the election results were announced, opposition leader Raila Odinga was in the lead. But when Kenyans woke up the next morning, the election had unexpectedly flipped in favor of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki.
On W.E.B. Du Bois' theory of the working class and how race and class cannot be separated in the United States.
Latent authoritarianism is surprisingly common—and a threat to liberal democracy. Psychologist Karen Stenner explains how it is triggered.
In politics, individuality is overrated.
Supporters of the Zimbabwe opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, listen and cheer as the party's acting president addresses the crowd gathered outside the party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Last month, the former Hindu monarchy overwhelmingly voted for a communist prime minister who promises economic growth and political stability. How did they get to this point?
History proves that, when governments listen, citizens reward them both politically and financially.
Inside the May/June issue of Pacific Standard, which explores revolutionary ideas and the people behind them.
France has been actively grappling with its identity, and this election was one piece of this inward engagement
A recent election for Jakarta's governor has tested Indonesia's strong commitment to pluralism and tolerance.