Foreign Manipulation of Academia Podcast #26

Glenn Tiffert joins the Democracy Paradox to discuss the foreign manipulation of academia. He is a researcher fellow at the Hoover Institution and a historian of modern China. Over the past few years he has managed Hoover projects on China's Global Sharp Power, and on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region.   The Foreign Manipulation of... Continue Reading →

Mending Democracy Podcast #25

Carolyn Hendriks, Selen Ercan and John Boswell join the Democracy Paradox to discuss how everyday citizens are mending democracy. Their work is an important contribution to the school of thought known as Deliberative Democracy.   Making Democracy More Democratic There is a book that was written in 1989 called Democracy and its Critics. The renowned Robert... Continue Reading →

Mareike Ohlberg on the CCP Podcast #24

Mareike Ohlberg joins the Democracy Paradox to explain the Global Influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This is the 24th episode of the Democracy Paradox podcast and the third part of "Liberalism, Capitalism, Communism" about the Global Ascendance of China.   Mareike Ohlberg on China Last October Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey shook the... Continue Reading →

John Ikenberry on Liberalism Podcast #22

  John Ikenberry joins the Democracy Paradox to explain liberal internationalism. This is the 22nd episode of the Democracy Paradox podcast and the first part of "Liberalism, Capitalism, Communism" about the Global Ascendance of China.   A World Safe for Democracy Democracy is often imagined at its purest at a micro level. Town hall meetings... Continue Reading →

William Howell and Terry Moe Podcast #20

    William Howell and Terry Moe join the Democracy Paradox to discuss the missed opportunities of the American Presidency. This is the 20th episode of the Democracy Paradox podcast. It offers a reflection on the role of the President days before the 2020 Election in the United States.   William Howell and Terry Moe... Continue Reading →

Barbara Freese on Corporate Denials Podcast #19

Barbara Freese joins the Democracy Paradox to discuss the impact of corporate denials on society. She explains how corporate denials have shaped political culture and public discourse.    Barbara Freese on Corporate Denials Democratic values are about more than politics. They permeate throughout society and into the economy. Barbara Freese has examined how corporate leaders... Continue Reading →

The Case for National Referendums Podcast #17

John Matsusaki joins the Democracy Paradox to make the case for National Referendums. He is the Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise at the University of Southern California and the author of Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Populist Challenge   An Absence of National Referendums The United States has... Continue Reading →

Can Federalism Work? Podcast #16

Don Kettl joins the Democracy Paradox to discuss the challenges of American federalism. He is the Sid Richardson Professor at the LBJ School, specializing in public management and public policy and the author of the book The Divided States of America: Why Federalism Doesn't Work.   Why Federalism Remains Relevant Federalism has become marginalized in... Continue Reading →

Suzanne Mettler & Robert C. Lieberman – Four Threats

Polarization has become known as the great challenge for American Democracy in the Twenty-First Century. Suzanne Mettler and Robert Lieberman include it among their Four Threats. So long as polarization is portrayed as a problem, the solution remains simple, although difficult to achieve. The solution to polarization is described as compromise and moderation. But what... Continue Reading →

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