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By Jan-Werner Mueller - Jan 26,2021
BERLIN  —  Liberals around the world are daring to hope that there is a silver lining to the violent denouement of Donald Trump’s presidency: namely, that the inciter-in-chief’s ignominious exit from the political stage will chasten authoritarian populists elsewhere.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Jan 12,2021
BERLIN — A year ago, jurists and pundits were debating whether impeaching an American president is primarily a matter of law or of politics. It is both, of course, and there is nothing wrong with the political part.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Sep 26,2020
BERLIN — Around the world, right-wing populists are hollowing out democracy and the rule of law.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Sep 05,2020
BERLIN — The recent Republican National Convention was scandalous for many reasons, from the misuse of the White House as a campaign prop, in violation of the Hatch Act and longstanding norms, and the brazen mendacity of its speakers, to the parade of Trump family members.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Sep 19,2019
SARAJEVO — Ever since the double disasters of 2016 — the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum and US President Donald Trump’s election — there has been widespread anxiety about a “global wave” of populism, and hand-wringing over the follies of so-called direct democracy.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Nov 14,2018
PRINCETON — It is now common knowledge that many democracies around the world are under pressure. But mounting threats to a particularly important democratic right have not received nearly enough attention.
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Jun 11,2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May has, of her own volition, stripped her Conservative Party of its governing parliamentary majority by calling an early election.If she stays on as prime minister, she will also strip British citizens of the political and economic rights conferred
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Jan 25,2016
Poland’s turn towards authoritarian rule has set off alarm bells across the European Union and within NATO.Since coming to power in October, Jarosław Kaczynski’s Law and Justice Party (PiS) has attacked the country’s constitutional court, politicised the judiciary and the civil s
By Jan-Werner Mueller - Aug 14,2014
The triumph of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey’s first direct presidential election is no surprise. Erdogan is popular and, as prime minister since 2003, he has been riding a wave of economic success.

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