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Cracks in American Democracy

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 […]

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Read with Us This Summer

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. […]

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Trump’s Calamitous Military-Only Strategy in Yemen

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 […]

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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 to be a contested concept. Although the vast majority of the countries are not considered […]

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Welcome to the Democracy & Society Blog

(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 […]

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