POSTS BY Tom Gerald Daly

DEM-DEC Global Research Update – April 2019

We’ve Had a Name Change! The Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC) has been renamed Democratic Decay & Renewal (DEM-DEC). This is to highlight that our mission is focused both on anatomising the threats facing liberal democracy worldwide and on finding solutions – immediate, medium-term and long-term.  Ninth Global Research Update since DEM-DEC was launched This ninth […]

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Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC): Global Research Update-March 2019

Eighth Global Research Update since DEM-DEC was launched This eighth monthly update was issued on 7 March 2019 and is now available on DEM-DEC. Sincere thanks to DEM-DEC Research Editor Kuan-Wei Chen, who assisted in production of this Update.  Additions in the March Update include: New research worldwide from February 2019 A significant list of […]

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Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC): Seventh Monthly Bibliography Update – February 2019

The DEM-DEC Bibliography The DEM-DEC Main Bibliography (finalised on 24 June 2018) presents a global range of research on democratic decay. It has a strong focus on research by public lawyers – spanning constitutional, international and transnational law – but also includes key research from other disciplines, as well as policy texts. Updates to the […]

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Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC): Sixth Monthly Bibliography Update-January 2019

DEM-DEC Launch Podcast The panel discussion to formally launch DEM-DEC on 22 October was broadcast by ABC Radio National’s ‘Big ideas’ programme on 27 and 28 November and is now available as a podcast.  The launch programme and details are on DEM-DEC.  The DEM-DEC Bibliography The DEM-DEC Main Bibliography (finalised on 24 June 2018) presents […]

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Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC): Fifth Monthly Bibliography Update-December 2018

DEM-DEC Launch Podcast The panel discussion to formally launch DEM-DEC on 22 October was broadcast by ABC Radio National’s ‘Big ideas’ programme on 27 and 28 November and is now available as a podcast.  The launch programme and details are on DEM-DEC. The DEM-DEC Bibliography The DEM-DEC Main Bibliography (finalised on 24 June 2018) presents […]

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Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC): Fourth Monthly Bibliography Update-November 2018

DEM-DEC was formally launched on Monday 22 October with a panel discussion and reception at the University of Melbourne. The panel discussion – titled ‘Is Democracy Decaying Worldwide? And What Can We Do About It?’ – provided an overview of democratic decay across the globe, with experts providing detail on four selected states: Poland (Wocjiech […]

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Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC): First Monthly Bibliography Update-August 2018

The DEM-DEC Bibliography presents a global range of research on democratic decay. It has a strong focus on research by public lawyers – spanning constitutional, international and transnational law – but also includes key research from political science, as well as policy texts. First monthly update since DEM-DEC was launched. Updates to the Bibliography will be issued on the first Monday of each month.

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Announcement: Launching New Online Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC)

The incremental deterioration of democratic rule worldwide is one of the most pressing global challenges today, and public lawyers are indispensable to the search for greater understanding of this phenomenon, and to the search for potential solutions. This challenge is now the focus of one of the most rapidly expanding research areas in public law: every week more research appears and more events and projects are announced as scholars push to grasp the unfolding and intensifying rollback of democratic progress globally. Yet, much of this global effort is scattered as scholars are cut off from one another by research field boundaries, geographic boundaries, and network boundaries.

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