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Notes about an Islamist party in Sweden

26 Aug 2023 3 minute read 3 comments Vladan Lausevic

During the 2022 general elections in Sweden, I wrote about some political parties outside the Swedish parliament. One of the parties I wrote about is Nyans (Shade): One party that is also making headlines at the moment is Shade (Nyans), with Islamist...

Going Indie - new voting behaviours in the USA

12 Aug 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

  In the 2022 midterms, independent voters significantly influenced election outcomes, defying the expectations of pollsters and pundits. Historically, independents swung between the two main parties in previous elections. However, in 2022, while the...

Democracy didn't "die in darkness", it cringed to death from WAPO's hypocrisy

5 Jul 2023 3 minute read 3 comments Kovichni

'Democracy dies in darkness' is the slogan of billionaire owned Jeff Bezos' Washington Post, but you would never have guessed it when reading some of the verbal diarrhea coming from his employees. I'm not even going to call them "journalists" and aft...

Complexity and world patriotism

27 Jun 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

Four years ago, I attended a workshop on global democracy in Berlin, organized by Democracy without Borders. One of the highlights was a film about Garry Davis, known as world citizen number 1. Davis, a former bomber pilot during World War II, chose...

Meanwhile in Thailand

22 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The prospect of becoming the Prime Minister of Thailand comes with significant challenges. The candidate must navigate the demands of the politically powerful military, satisfy junta-appointed senators, and maintain a delicate balance between relatio...

Bojo as anti-democracy

17 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The report suggests that if Boris Johnson were still a Member of Parliament, he should face a 90-day suspension for repeatedly showing contempt for the House. The committee accuses him of deliberately misleading the House and the Committee, breaching...

Technocracy vs democracy

11 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The erosion of democratic structures has become evident due to global challenges such as economic crises, political turmoil, and the pandemic. The responsibility of bolstering democratic commitment falls upon younger generations, who may have a prefe...

Africa and democracy

11 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

Indices that measure democracy often overlook the opinions of citizens, focusing solely on expert evaluations. To understand the potential for democratic backsliding, a study examined public opinion data from three West African countries that have up...

Switzerland did not create decentralized democracy - decentralized demoracy created Switzerland

11 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The Café Fédéral in Bern, Switzerland, stands out for several reasons. Its location, situated next to the Swiss National Bank and across from the Federal Palace, places it at the country's political heart. The restaurant's first-floor dining room is...

What is happening in northern Kosovo?

1 Jun 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Vladan Lausevic

The situation in north Kosovo has worsened, with clashes between ethnic Albanian mayors and Serb protestors resulting in injuries to NATO peacekeepers, members of Kosovo's police force, and civilians. The northern Serb population does not recognize P...