For the first time, the director of the FBI publicly revealed Monday that the bureau is conducting a counterintelligence investigation of the Russian government’s efforts… Read More
Elections are a hallmark of democracy. So why do dictatorships around the world also hold them? While autocratic elections are often characterized as “sham elections,” with the official vote winner clear beforehand, elections in fact have systematic and substantial effects on the durability of dictatorships. In a recent article in World Politics, we examine 389 […]
In a new video, Afrobarometer shares citizens’ opinions about and experiences with elections in their countries. The video draws on results from 53,935 surveys conducted in 36 African countries. Check it out: This post is part of our Friday Afrobarometer series, which highlights findings from the pan-African, nonpartisan research network that conducts public-attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic […]
After the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s win in the U.S. election, are the March 15 Dutch elections the next big test of nationalist populism? Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom (PVV) may be leading the polls, but there are many reasons that a nationalist-led government might not come to pass in the Netherlands. Here’s what […]
it’s hard to see why Russia would prefer Trump over Hillary.
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This week, federal election commissioner and former commission chair Ann Ravel publicly announced her upcoming resignation. She didn’t mince words: “The mission of the FEC is essential to ensure a fair electoral process. Yet since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, our political campaigns have been awash in unlimited, often dark money.” Citizens United is one […]
In January, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Democracy Index demoted the United States from “full democracy” to “flawed democracy.” That’s disturbing, but what does it mean? A democracy index is an attempt to measure how democratic a country is, like a movie rating flags “adult” content, or a bond rating measures an individual bond’s risk. […]
President Trump’s campaign rally last weekend — just a month into his presidency — has renewed attention to the tensions between presidential campaigning and governing. Travel early in a president’s term is not novel. But holding what the White House press secretary explicitly called a “campaign event” that was promoted on the president’s campaign website is a clear […]
The big news among conservatives and political junkies has so far this week revolved are Milo Yiannopoulos, his invitation to speak at CPAC, his disinvitation from CPAC, and his book being canceled by the publisher. In homes across America, that’s a boring sentence full of things nobody cares about. Donald Trump has finished his first month in office as President, and it’s been a whirlwind. | Read More »
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