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E.J. Dionne Jr., Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein / The Washington Post  iconeHow Trump is helping to save our democracyIn the Press
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22.09.17   41376 
ICDD  iconeEncyclique du pape François sur « la sauvegarde de la Maison Commune »Analysis
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28.09.15   38616 
Federico Mayor Zaragoza  iconePlanetary EmergencyAnalysis
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28.09.15   38594 
Igor Stiks  iconeNations and Citizens in Yugoslavia and the Post-Yugoslav States: One Hundred Years of CitizenshipAnalysis
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15.06.15   38382 
Robin Niblett / Fondation Robert Schuman  iconeWhat should Europe’s policy be towards Russia ?Analysis
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23.03.15   38174 
Rhea Abraham / Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies  iconeConfronting the Challenge of Political Reforms in GCC States: Domestic Transition via Regional IntegrationAnalysis
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23.02.15   38182 
Annabelle Laferrère  iconeWhat ‘European Dream’? A comparative analysis of the grassroots protests (2013-2014) in Turkey and Ukraine and their implications on EU relations
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14.01.15   37917 
Jeremy Rifkin  iconeJeremy Rifkin : La Troisième révolution industrielle. Comment le pouvoir latéral va transformer l’énergie, l'économie et le mondeDocuments
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16.09.14   37466 
Coalition pour la Diversité culturelle  iconeEntrevue - "L’ère de la culture" de D. Paul SchaferNon-press
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15.09.14   37454 
E-International Relations  iconeDomestic and International Sources of Uyghurs’ Conflict with the Chinese StateAnalysis
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12.09.14   37482 
Eric Toussaint / CADTM  iconeDomination of the United States on the World BankNon-press
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28.08.14   37369 
Hugo Biagini / Diego Fernàndez Peychaux  iconeEL NEUROLIBERALISMO Y LA ÉTICA DEL MÁS FUERTE
Buenos Aires: Octubre Ediciones, 2014, 250pp.Documents
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26.08.14   37343 
Arte  iconeUn nouvel ordre mondialNon-press
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21.08.14   37317 
Zeit Online  iconeKann man Kriege verhindern?Non-press
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10.08.14   37316 
Fondation Robert Schuman  iconeEurope, Power and the SeaAnalysis
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15.07.14   37131 
La Minga Informativa  iconeTesis política antiimperialista de CochabambaNon-press
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02.07.14   37029 
CETRI  iconeLe ¡Ya basta ! latino-américainAnalysis
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01.07.14   37021 
CETRI  iconeAu-delà des élections brésiliennes d’octobre 2014, quel sera l’héritage de la Coupe?Non-press
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25.06.14   36988 
René Wildangel / Qantara  iconeThe punishment of Palestinian citizensNon-press
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25.06.14   36985 
ALAINET  iconeA New International Debate on Human Rights and Corporations: Economic Power, Democracy and Human Rights
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24.06.14   37001 
Víctor M. Quintana S. / ALAINET  iconeMexico: From “the land belongs to those who work it” to “the land belongs to those who drill it.”Non-press
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20.06.14   36987 
Faraj Sarkohi / Qantara  iconeFive years after Iran's "Green Movement"Analysis
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20.06.14   36986 
Pablo Solón / ALAINET  icone'Deglobalisation' Is the Way to Reduce Inequality
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17.06.14   36959 
Rafael Bautista S. / ALAINET  iconeG77 and the decolonization of geopoliticsNon-press
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31.05.14   36956 
Gabriella Bianco  iconeConsidérations sur le Projet de la Déclaration universelle de la Démocratie
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13.05.14   36787 
Gilles Lepesant / Fondation Robert Schuman  icone2004-2014: review of a decade of enlargementsAnalysis
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28.04.14   36974 
Nouri Zorgati  iconeLes vertus de la mondialisation
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24.04.14   36788 
Jérôme Paindavoine  icone« Définir le capitalisme d'État en Chine »Analysis
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17.03.14   36712 
Observatoire de la Finance  iconeEthics in Finance : What can we do ? The views of the upcoming generation Non-press
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10.12.13   36231 
François de Bernard  iconeAcerca de los Megaproyectos en UruguayNon-press
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02.11.13   36176 
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How Trump is helping to save our democracy

Author : E.J. Dionne Jr., Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein / The Washington Post
The election of Donald Trump could be one of the best things that ever happened to American democracy.

We say this even though we believe that Trump poses a genuine danger to our republican institutions and has done enormous damage to our country. He has violated political norms, weakened our standing in the world and deepened the divisions of an already sharply torn nation.

But precisely because the Trump threat is so profound, he has jolted much of the country to face problems that have been slowly eroding our democracy. And he has aroused a popular mobilization that may far outlast him.

Many of the trends that led to Trump’s election have been with us for years; he has created a crisis by pushing them to their alarming endpoints. Political norms, for example, have been decaying for decades, but Trump has eschewed norms altogether. One reading is that there will be no going back from the diminished public life he has created, and it’s certainly true that the breaching of norms often produces a cascading effect: Behavior previously considered inappropriate is normalized and taken up by others. Yet Trump’s sheer disregard for the normal practices and principles of presidential behavior has cast a spotlight on the vital role that norms play in regulating and protecting our democracy. Only when norms disappear are we reminded of how important they were in the first place.

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