Month: August 2017

A Tale of Two (Moral) Matrices

This post is the last in our Summer Reading Group series discussing recent books on the current state of American democracy.   Jonathan Haidt. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. New York, NY: Random House Inc., 2012. By Sundar Ramanujam is a 2017 graduate of the M.A. program in Democracy […]

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When Corporations Adopt Development Solutions: A Case Study from Peru

By Manuel Ayulo, Master’s Candidate of the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University. Why the Corporate Sector? Corporate investment in global development activities has steadily increased for over a decade. According to a study in 2014, most development experts expect corporate global development to triple by 2025 while bilateral aid shrinks by 30 percent.[i] […]

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Wrapping up the summer reading group

By Jennifer Raymond Dresden, Associate Director of the Democracy & Governance Program We’re turning now to our final installation of the summer book club, focusing more directly on the polarization and partisanship that has increasingly come to define political life in the United States.  Rather than cruise through the usual tomes of political finger-pointing, though, […]

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Democratic deconsolidation: Scientific debate or “alarmism”?

By Matteo Laruffa, PhD candidate LUISS University “Crisis of democracy”, “democracies in crisis”, “demise of democracy”, or even “democratic deconsolidation” – these phrases, along with many others, have become the focal points of countless political debates from political tabloids to the highest degree of academia. This shows that the issue is once again in vogue. […]

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