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Why China is not “the biggest and the most successful democracy”

By Yufei Zhang China’s New Ambition In November 2017, a major mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party published an op-ed, inciting fierce debate about the political system in China. “China is the biggest and the most successful democracy in the world,” Han Zhen, … Continue reading

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Democracy & Governance Holiday Book List

By Jennifer R. Dresden It’s that time of year again and we here at the Democracy & Governance Program know how busy things can get in December.  For those of you last-minute shoppers still unsure of what to get loved … Continue reading

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Experience Abroad: The Impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland

By Allison Schlossberg The outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom in June 2016 sent shockwaves through the entire global community. Even though multiple world leaders like Barack Obama and Angela Merkel encouraged British voters to remain within the … Continue reading

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Oh Snap! Why did Japan and Britain’s 2017 Elections End Up so Differently?

By Grayson Lewis The optics were sub-optimal for British Prime Minister Theresa May as she took to the podium in front of Number 10 Downing Street on a characteristically chilly and rainy London April morning. The wind tossed up her … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe: An Intra-Party Crisis

By Lexi Merrick Boiro The current Zimbabwe political crisis has reached new heights. However, Tuesday night’s events are merely indicative of the ongoing scramble for power within the ruling ZANU-PF party rather than a sudden change in the Zimbabwean political scene. … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Democracy & Society Vol. 15 (2017-18)

The Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University is seeking well-written, interesting submissions of 1,500 – 2,000 words for the 2017-18 edition of its publication — Democracy & Society. The submissions can be new publications, summaries, excerpts of recently completed … Continue reading

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Tech Companies Need Democracy Ombudsmen

By Evan Chiacchiaro As technology rapidly changes the way Americans live, it is essential for the future of American democracy that those driving this change wrestle with how new developments affect democratic norms and processes. The most effective way to do … Continue reading

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