To increase the odds of successful police reform, activists and reformers would be wise to look at lessons from countries where changes succeeded and stuck.
The stakes for the United States to escalate the fight against corruption have never been higher.
After a brief lull early in the pandemic, global protest movements are surging back.
Other countries have used laws like the Philippines’ new antiterrorism bill to jail protesters, journalists, and opposition politicians en masse. To save Filipino democracy, governments around the world must speak out before July 9 and stay vigilant going forward.
The coronavirus pandemic is prompting contrasting trends in European democracy. While the crisis is aggravating many stresses that afflict democracy in Europe, it is also propelling democratic efforts in a number of areas.
Congress could take historic action on anti-corruption. Will it seize the opportunity?
Protests have engulfed the United States since the murder of George Floyd. As the global movement for racial equality unfolds, the coronavirus has and will shape its trajectory.
The coronavirus will not be over in the fall. If we do nothing, we risk the kind of debacle we saw in Wisconsin in April: low turnout, closed polling stations, endless voting lines, last-minute litigation and, at the end of the day, an election discredited and delegitimized.
The U.S. government must act decisively to support worldwide efforts to contain the second-order consequences of the pandemic in fragile and conflict-affected countries.
While experiments with enhanced online instruction may offer opportunities for efficiencies, the most important opportunity that the coronavirus shock presents is an opportunity to rethink the political economy of the entire higher education system, and reshape it to fit the challenges of the twenty-first century.