There is a general trend among recent populist movements to implement measures that interfere with the independence and proper functioning of the judiciary. These movements seek to frame the courts in opposition to the popular will, yet the truth is more complicated than the populists would have us believe.
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Constitutional expert Prof Rivka Weill reveals the unique challenge that secessionists pose to constitutional democracies. She argues that democratic states use potent and carefully disguised constitutional tools to prevent secessionists from achieving their goals, leaving no option but for them to resort to extra-legal means.
This investigative comparison of the post-communist transitions of Russia and China attempts to assess why China’s growth has outstripped that of Russia, and whether Russia’s stunted economic development may offer signs for the future growth of China.
Jufang Wang argues that the threatened banning of the Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok on ‘national security’ grounds would undermine much-needed competition within the tech industry and lead to a more fractured ‘splinternet’.