Democracy Books this Week How do civil wars start? When will world leaders get serious about solving climate change?How do nations from India and Pakistan to North Korea and Iran develop unclear weapons technology? These are a few of the questions books from this week try to answer. It's exciting to see so many books... Continue Reading →
Joseph Wright and Abel Escribà-Folch on Migration’s Potential to Topple Dictatorships
Joseph Wright is a professor of political science at Pennsylvania State University. Abel Escribà-Folch is an associate professor of political science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. They cowrote the book Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorships along with Covadonga Meseguer. This is money that flows between individuals and families and largely circumvents governments and that's... Continue Reading →
Can Migration Facilitate Democratization?
Migration and Democracy Those who say immigration has become a prominent political issue likely understate its importance. Its difficulty involves multiple dimensions surrounding economic, political, and cultural concerns. However, most consider it purely as a domestic political issue. Americans consider its effects on America. Australians consider its effects on Australia. In the rare moments when... Continue Reading →