The former inaugural chair of Parliament’s Backbench Business Committee recalls its first ever meeting

The dismantlement of the EU’s separation of powers has wider implications, especially for the UK

Canadians have more faith in the democratic process than their British cousins

Is the tide turning against Thailand’s oligarchy?

György Schöpflin on Anne Applebaum’s Twilight of Democracy

The unaccountable “independent” state is our future – whether we like it or not

Daniel Johnson on the life and work of Max Weber, whose controversial views on democracy still resonate today

Today’s oligarchs depend on a modern, overwhelmingly liberal clerisy for legitimacy

The creators of the internet can’t stand the idea we have messy, human bodies

Hong Kong protestors are fighting for British-style institutions