Monthly Archives: May 2017

Democracy in Latin America, a contested concept

By Manuel J. Ayulo, second year student of the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University Citing the philosopher W.B. Gallie, Collier and Levitsky remained us that democracy is “the appraisive political concept par excellence”.[1] They are right. In Latin America, democracy continues … Continue reading

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Can Stable Democracies Weaken? The Promise of Institutionalized Uncertainty

By Sundar Ramanujam, alumni of the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University In the classic essay that he wrote on the challenges of transition theory for Philippe Schmitter & Guillermo O’Donnell’s Transitions from Authoritarian Rule, Przeworski presents a rational-choice driven … Continue reading

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On Democracy and Governance studies in an era of democratic crisis – part. 3

By Dr. Daniel Brumberg, Director of the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University  (continues from part 2…) What then is to be done? What can we, students and faculty in this country’s only full Masters program in Democracy and Governance … Continue reading

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On Democracy and Governance studies in an era of democratic crisis – part. 2

By Dr. Daniel Brumberg, Director of the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University  (continues from part 1…) On the question of understanding, I would suggest that the current political crisis is a consequence of a perfect storm of several factors … Continue reading

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