Countries around the world are facing an unprecedented challenge in dealing with the global outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. The measures being put in place, while often timely and necessary, have real and sometimes unanticipated impacts on our democratic practices and processes.
In the past months we have been monitoring how the measures that have been put in place impact democracy in different countries.
Through interviews and regular group calls, we have been discussing with democracy activists everywhere on the issues they experience, the problems they face and the opportunities they see for the future of democracy.
Using this information, we have identified several different categories of challenges for democracy in times of a crisis.