Power operates in every domain of human life: in families and communities; in social, civic, and economic organizations; and in political states and regimes. Reclaiming democracy means contending with power. Fixing Democracy Demands the Building and Aligning of People’s Motivation and Authority to Act
Hong Kong and Russia protesters fight for democracy. The West should listen and learn.
Most candidates agree that “grass-roots engagement” and a good ground campaign matter, but too often candidates misunderstand what actually makes them work. The best way for Democrats to win in 2020? By ignoring the candidates for now.
Gulag: A History
Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine
A first wave of sociological research on the 2016 presidential election has now been published, and a prominent theme of this research is the appeal of Trump’s campaign to white, working-class voters. Status Threat, Material Interests, and the 2016 Presidential Vote
Last summer, the killings of two unarmed African American men-Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri-by white police officers reignited the national conversation about racial inequality in the United States. Racial Inequality After Racism
Fredrick C. Harris
Political scientists have long used agriculture to study interest group politics. For pluralists like Truman, farmers were typical of ‘pressure groups’ that formed and pursued their interests through politics. Post-exceptionalism and corporate interests in US agricultural policy
At the heart of most theories of democratic accountability is the idea that voters retrospectively evaluate politicians and their actions. How do voters perceive changes to the rules of the game? Evidence from the 2014 Hungarian elections
John S. Ahlquist
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