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.
Just as U.S. medical and economic systems must rise to their respective tests, so must the political system.
Other democracies have managed to pull back from nativist political rhetoric. It’s past time for the United States to do the same.
There have been plenty of instances of democratic slippage during the pandemic. If the democracies experiencing these problems can’t reverse course, the political consequences will be severe
Women in Colombia who support and empower their communities, often against organized violence, face unique and gendered threats. The coronavirus pandemic has made them even more acute.