Democracies about the globe are beneath strain, their institutions and norms undermined by illiberal actors, and their vulnerabilities exploited by external forces bent on weakening democracy’s appeal. Prominent illustrations consist of Hungary and Poland’s illiberal turns, Turkey’s descent into authoritarianism, and foreign electoral interference in states across the transatlantic neighborhood. These democratic setbacks—both consideration-grabbing and much more subtle—have emerged in each transitioning and consolidated democracies. Across Europe, nationalist and populist parties have gained assistance amongst citizens who see their governments as unable to meet their financial and safety requires nor adequately address issues linked with migration and globalization. In the most tricky situations, illiberal governments are weakening the rule of law, the separation of powers, and the integrity of elections.

On November five, the Governance Research and Foreign Policy applications at Brookings will host a release occasion for “The Democracy Playbook,” a new report by Brookings authorities Norman Eisen, Torrey Taussig, and Alina Polyakova, and the Transatlantic Democracy Operating Group’s Susan Corke. The authors will seem on a panel to describe their findings, primarily based upon an comprehensive assessment of social science and practitioner encounter, and to talk about tactics that supporters of liberal democracy can implement to halt and reverse democratic backsliding and make democratic institutions operate much more correctly for citizens, with a distinct concentrate on the European encounter.

Just after the session, speakers will take audience queries. This occasion will be webcast reside.