China’s Sharp Power and its Threat to Democracy

by Christopher Walker The "China Challenge" As China’s ruling Communist Party prepares to start its five-yearly congress beginning on October 16 - and with Xi Jinping set to complete his elevation to uncontested paramount leader - it is a fitting moment to consider the ways China’s global influence has evolved over Xi’s rule. It is also... Continue Reading →

Lynn Vavreck on the 2020 Election and the Challenge to American Democracy

Lynn Vavreck is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics and Public Policy at UCLA. She’s a contributor for The Upshot at The New York Times. She recently coauthored (with John Sides and Chris Tausanovitch) The Bitter End: The 2020 Presidential Campaign and the Challenge to American Democracy.   Become a Patron! Make a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox.... Continue Reading →

Kamala Harris Chooses Partisanship over Democracy

Become a Patron! Order Dan Slater and Joseph Wong's From Development to Democracy: The Transformations of Modern Asia. Available for sale this week. Make a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox. Kamala Harris Chooses Partisanship over Democracy Yesterday on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd interviewed Vice President Kamala Harris. Like always, he asked some tough questions. But... Continue Reading →

President Biden and the Soul of the Nation

Become a Patron! Preorder Laura Gamboa’s new book Resisting Backsliding: Opposition Strategies against the Erosion of Democracy here.  Make a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox. President Biden and the Soul of the Nation Last night President Joe Biden gave a 24 minute speech that warned about the current assault on American democracy. He directed his... Continue Reading →

Defending Democracy

Become a Patron! Defending Democracy This past week the European Commission began asking its countries to begin reducing its use of natural gas by 15% until next spring. Europeans face many challenges in their energy supply as they continue to support Ukraine against Russian aggression. Already consumers and companies face rising prices for energy, however... Continue Reading →

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