The list of books from current and former Democracy and Governance students and faculty make for terrific gifts for anyone interested in electoral reform, international development, post-communism, and politics more broadly. We hope you enjoy, and have a lovely holiday season!!
Such is the deathwatch of authorities witnessing details of crimes, ignoring the moral rationale of democracy as it caters to demands of these elites. This is the fragility of democracy.
by Kevin Zapata Celestino Introduction In his work “The Republic,” Plato believed that the ideal state was founded […]
This piece is a summary of the panel on the Prospects for Democracy in Turkey held by CDACS […]
The fragile consensus among much of the international community toward pushing for national elections in Haiti this calendar year is not matched by the political reality on the ground.
A billionaire enters politics and leads his new party to electoral victory, thanks to a historically-unpopular opponent and overwhelming support from disgruntled conservatives. Once in government, though, the leader fails to deliver on many campaign promises, packs government institutions with unqualified loyalists, threatens political opponents with violence, and, when voters move to reject him, aggressively undermines democracy itself. This is not referring to Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Instead, these events occurred in the country of Georgia.
D&S Assistant Editor Ruby Karki writes about the changing landscape of rights and governance as we weather the coronavirus.
Drew Holland Kinney Tunisia’s anti-establishment president Kais Saied’s victory was a major signal that democracy is alive and […]
William Condon In the Preface of Identity, Francis Fukuyama states that he would not have written this book […]