By Jennifer Raymond Dresden, Associate Director of the Democracy & Governance Program Richard V. Reeves. Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That’s a Problem, and What to Do About It. Brookings Institution Press. 2017 Our second installation of the Democracy and Governance Summer Reading Group […]More
It is becoming increasingly difficult, in no small part because we make it difficult, to truly listen to those on the other side.
Books can help, for they can transport us to new worlds and help us see things through the eyes of someone else.
By Evan Chiacchiaro, Master’s Candidate of the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University Political science suggests that the American political system may be approaching a crisis point. It’s time to pay attention. It has been over 150 years since we as Americans have had to confront a true internal existential threat to the stability […]More
By Jennifer Raymond Dresden, Associate Director of the Democracy & Governance Program While classes are out for the summer and many of our students are excelling in internships around the world and contributing to research projects a bit closer to home, we here at the Democracy & Governance Program are still firing on all cylinders. […]More
By Kate Kizer, second year student of the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University and director of policy and advocacy at the Yemen Peace Project The Trump administration’s Yemen policy during his first 100 days has worsened an already calamitous status quo. Given the precedents set by his predecessors, in which U.S. involvement was dominated by counterterrorism interests […]More
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”. They are right. In Latin America, democracy continues to be a contested concept. Although the vast majority of the countries are not considered […]More
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 framework to explain the mechanics of democracy .More
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 Studies, do in the face of these challenges, and the potentially massive political change happening […]More
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 and events, many of which you are familiar with. They include but are not limited […]More
(Our first post from Dr. Daniel Brumberg can be found below this welcome.) Welcome to Democracy & Society Online, the blog counterpart to the annual academic publication run through Georgetown’s Democracy and Governance program. The print publication of Democracy & Society was founded in 2004 as a student-led journal that covers world affairs and concepts […]More