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Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Should democracies give foreign aid to countries that are not democracies? That’s the topic I will be debating with leading thinkers from Islamic Relief,...

DiA: The Best of 2018

This year has been a great one for DiA, with a new website, a new editorial team, and new features ... read on for...

Podcast: How to Kill a Democracy

In a new documentary for the BBC, DiA's very own Nic Cheeseman was interviewed about the most effective ways to kill a democracy, and...

Podcast: Does Democracy Work for Africa?

Speaking to RFI's Christina Okello for a brand new documentary, DiA's Professor Nic Cheeseman explains why even in the countries where elections are frequently...

Watch Now! @fromagehomme on How to Rig An Election (Without Getting...

To celebrate the re-launch of DiA, we are delighted to share with you Professor Nic Cheeseman's inaugural lecture at the University of Birmingham. The...

The Re-Launch! Your new, bigger and better Democracy in Africa

After a decade of bringing you some of the freshest and most distinctive analysis of politics in Africa, we decided it was time to...

Can we protect elections by using new technology?

In a hot off the press - and open access - journal article in Democratization, DiA's Nic Cheeseman argues that the introduction of new...

Democracy in Conversation

In a wide ranging interview, Régis Marzin quizzes Nic Cheeseman about democracy in Africa, colonial legacies, and the prospects for democratization. The interview is available in both French...

Is Democracy Dying: New BBC radio show asks big questions …

DiA's Nic Cheeseman appears on BBC Radio 4s flagship discussion programme Start the Week to talk about why stories about the death of democracy...

PODCAST: How to Rig an Election Book Talk

Listen to DiA's Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas set out the big ideas from their new book at their talk at the LSE earlier this...