• Images

    Yearning for independence, democracy

    Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    AROUND the fag end of the British rule in India, World War I and II broke out with a gap of only 20 years....

  • Images

    Democracy Day Observed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:16am on December 07, 2018

    Different political parties observed Democracy Day on Thursday in memory of the fall of autocratic ruler HM Ershad on the day in 1990.Parties issued statements...

  • Images

    39 political leaders recognised as ‘Champions of Peace’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:42am on December 06, 2018

    Democracy International on Wednesday recognised 39 political leaders from Awami League, Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jatiya Party as Champions of Peace for their achievements in...

  • Images

    On extremism and democracy in Europe

    Cas Mudde | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    This introduction to the updated Greek edition of the 2016 book, On Extremism and Democracy in Europe, brings to its thought-provoking chronological account three more...

  • Images

    Ideas as crime in a majoritarian democracy

    Subhash Gatade | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    To such a degree has Religion fuelled conflict, complicated politics, retarded social development and impaired human relations across the world, that one is often tempted...

  • Images

    Setting a perilous Lanka precedent

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2018

    IN A constitutional democracy, the constitution is the supreme law and governance cannot be on the basis of personal prejudices or the whims and fancies...

  • Images

    Lessons on building democracy after nonviolent revolutions

    Jonathan Pinckney | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2018

    IN 2011, Egypt began a political transition following a nonviolent revolution. There was tremendous optimism both from within the country and abroad that the transition...

  • Images

    Crisis of democracy in Bangladesh

    Nurul Kabir | Updated at 01:38am on October 30, 2018

    THE general elections are ahead. The incumbents assert that the elections are going to be held before the end of the year and, that too,...

  • Images

    Sharing is key to a new economic, democratic order

    Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    IN ORDER to meet the colossal challenges of the time, fundamental change to the socio-economic order is needed....

  • Images

    If democracy subverts itself

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on October 11, 2018

    AN OLD-FASHIONED Marxist sobriquet for democracy we pine for and are frustrated by in turn is ‘bourgeois democracy’. Another word for it, which suits the...