• Arezki and Brückner: Food Prices, Conflict, and Democratic Change
    9 years, 2 months ago

    Rabah Arezki and Markus Brückner have published a paper exploring the impact food prices have on democratic institutions.

  • Fraud-free elections in non-free countries
    9 years, 9 months ago

    Even when dictators have the military muscle to steal elections, unified oppositions and independent election commissions can bring about democratic transitions, argues Beatriz Magaloni of Stanford University.

  • Democracy-related articles in the WPSR
    9 years, 9 months ago

    The latest <i>World Political Science Review</i> considers the effect of democracy on productivity, referendum question design, and the costs to democracy of European integration.

  • Book Review: Democracy in Modern Iran
    9 years, 9 months ago

    Liberal intellectual currents and a public-minded civil society can be the building blocks of an efficient, constructive strategy for moving toward democracy in Iran.

  • Kelly on militias' motives in the DRC
    9 years, 10 months ago

    The United States Institute of Peace has released a report that examines what motivates militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo to use sexual violence.

  • Explaining increasing Latin American equality
    9 years, 10 months ago

    Increasing income equality in Latin America is related to technological change, education policies, and democratic governance, argues a new book by Brookings.

  • Reconsidering transparency as a policy instrument
    9 years, 10 months ago

    Amitai Etzioni revisits transparency, identifying limits on its usefulness for realizing important goals. The need to supplement transparency with regulation depends on the value of the public protection that transparency is said to foment. Frequently, regulation is essential if not more important altogether.