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Societies are under duress as crises accumulate. Democracies have been both weakened and strengthened by crises. Whereas the global pandemic concentrated power and limited the freedoms that are important to democracies, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has galvanised civil society and alerted people to the crisis of democracy. The polarisation of debate, confusion and geopolitical power struggles create the need to reform decision-making and strengthen democracy, participation and citizen empowerment.

The battle for democracy intensifies

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The battle for democracy intensifies