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UN International Day of Democracy

This year's UN International Day of Democracy, which took place on 15 September, focused 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
Elections
Authoritarianism

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).

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September 20, 2018

September 2018 Update

Eight new articles have been added to MPECCoL, taking the total to 156.

August 16, 2018

August 2018 Update

Three new articles have been added to MPECCoL, taking the total to 148.

August 1, 2018

Celebrating MPECCoL

A celebration of the most popular MPECCoL articles.

July 26, 2018

July 2018 Update

Three new articles have been added to MPECCoL, taking the total to 145.