New edited volume on Democracy and Crisis just published!


The new book  “Democracy and Crisis” edited by the WZB researcher Wolfgang Merkel & Sascha Kneip is out!

It presents cutting-edge research on the crisis of democracy and describes a wide range of crisis phenomena including participation, globalization, and capitalism.

Find out more! Here is the link to the content and further information:

Russia’s 2018 Presidential Elections

On 18 March 2018, Russians are electing their President for the next six years. Incumbent President Vladimir Putin is enjoying high approval rates and will most likely be re-elected. Yet, many Russians may opt not to take part in the vote. A new infographic by our guest contributor Antje Kästner visualizes the path to the Russian presidency, compares recent opinion polls and puts the upcoming elections into historical perspective.