Articles and reports

We have curated a selection of reports, articles and reflections on issues relating to democracy and culture.

Reflections Series: Democracy and the Virus

We asked some of the speakers from past and future editions of the Athens Democracy Forum for their thoughts on how democracy is being impacted by Covid-19.  Read their pieces below.

What We're Reading

We have curated an extensive list of articles and reports covering democracy and cultural issues, and have included some of the most relevant below.  

Kishore Mahbubani:

Where the West Went Wrong

Archbishop Nikitas:

Religion in a Time of Crisis

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis:

Innovation in Democracy

Nathan Gardels:

The Future is Wide Open

Capitalism Won't Save Us from Covid, No Matter What Boris Johnson Might Think

Mariana Mazzucato, The Guardian

The Illiberal Tide

Alexander Cooley, Daniel Nexon, Foreign Affairs


Social Media Is an Intel Gold Mine. Why Aren’t Governments Using It?

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Foreign Policy

The Absent Voices of Development Economics

Arvind Subramanian and Devesh Kapur, Project Syndicate

What Conspiracy Theorists Don’t Believe

Tim Harford, The Atlantic

Europe Turns Toward Citizen Engagement

Nathan Gardels, Noema Magazine


Representation Isn't Enough

Saskia Brechenmacher, Katherine Mann, Lauren Meadows, Foreign Policy

Why Does the Pandemic Seem to Be Hitting Some Countries Harder Than Others?

Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker

How Economists and Non-Economists Can Get Along

Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate

How a Disaster Relief Program Changed the Roman Empire for the Better

Annalee Newitz, The New York Times

Democracy on the Defense

Yascha Mounk, Foreign Affairs

A Radical Proposal for True Democracy

Ezra Klein, The New York Times

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