5 New Books on Democracy this Week

Introduction Every week new books on democracy get published. Some literally change how scholars think about democracy, while others rehash ongoing debates. A few books do not discuss democracy, but have relevance for anybody seriously looking to understand democracy. This list covers 5 new books on democracy. I've only read one so far. In other... Continue Reading →

Susan Rose-Ackerman on the Role of the Executive in Four Different Democracies

Susan Rose-Ackerman joins the podcast to discuss her new book Democracy and Executive Power: Policymaking Accountability in the US, the UK, Germany, and France. Susan is the Henry R. Luce Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science at Yale University.   Many of these things that you and I are talking about are simply initiatives put... Continue Reading →

Executive Power in Democracies

Executive Power in Democracies Democratic theory rarely reflects on executive power or the administrative state. Deliberative theory, for example, emphasizes the legislative process where representatives have an opportunity to discuss and deliberate among each other. Of course, few people expect the civil service to deliberate before every email, phone call, or decision. It’s just not... Continue Reading →

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