Democracy

People at rally on January 6 leaning on barricades on East Capitol lawn before siege of capitol

Let’s Define ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’

Looking at the entirety of what occurred on Jan. 6, 2021, it’s clear that there was both legitimate protest and illegitimate political violence. When political violence replaces political discourse, and when political leaders refuse to play by the democratic rules of the game, democracies weaken, and may even die.

5 months ago
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Drive-through Covid testing in Korea

The Case For Democracy In The Covid 19 Pandemic

The author of a new book on the response to the coronavirus tries first to understand how apparently sane people could think it made sense to implement damaging policies, and secondly asks how the public might ensure that such a disastrous episode can never happen again.

2 years ago
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People icons in US

Democracy Threatened When Census Undercounts Populations

The 2020 U.S. Census is still two years away, but experts and civil rights groups are already disputing the results. Professor Emily Merchant’s research on the international history of demography demonstrates that the question of how to equitably count the population is not new, nor is it unique to the United States.

4 years ago
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Universities for the Post-Democratic Age

Critical scholarship and intellectual dissent are currently being closed down in favour of a model of academic life that accords scholars a limited role as purveyors of practically useful skills in ‘real-world’ labour markets.

9 years ago
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Economic Inequality and Political Power (Part 1 of 3)

If policy influence becomes so unequal that the wishes of most citizens are ignored most of the time, a country’s claim to be a democracy is cast in doubt. And that is exactly what I found in my analyses of the link between public preferences and government policy in the U.S.

10 years ago
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Political Science Serving the Public Interest

On May 9, the House of Representatives adopted a provision that would preclude the National Science Foundation (NSF) from supporting research in the field of political science.

10 years ago
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Stakeholder Democracy Over the Status Quo

Jeffrey Moriarty of Bentley University published “The Connection Between Stakeholder Theory and Stakeholder Democracy: An Excavation and Defense” on April […]

10 years ago
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Is democracy possible now?

Last month, SAGE sponsored a one-day symposium at the British Academy on the future of democracy, and media’s contribution to that […]

11 years ago
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