UN International Day of Democracy
This year's UN International Day of Democracy, which takes place on 15 September, focuses on a theme of "Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World".
To mark this important day, we have made three articles from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law freely available for a limited time, offering insight into modes of democratic participation; electoral systems; and authoritarianism, often considered to embody values that are opposite to those of democratic governance:
Principle of Participation
The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law is overseen by editors Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum, Dr. Frauke Lachenmann (Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law), and Prof. Dr. Rainer Grote (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law).