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In the wake of the devastating explosion, civil society has shown the way forward—filling the void of a nonexistent and incapacitated state.
Joelle M. Abi-Rached
The explosion was only the latest tragedy in the city’s long decline.
As both politicians and historians mine the 1940s for alternate visions of international order, we must guard against the presumption that the United States remains the benevolent center of global politics.
Constitutional crisis won’t be fixed by a few isolated reforms. We need to rethink the Constitution from the ground up.
Though Modi's government draws concern today, the country's constitutional history suggests a framework for creating democracy in unlikely settings.
Some candidates who lose elections strengthen democracy, but others threaten the democratic system itself.
If women’s suffrage was the battle of the twentieth century, women’s representation will be the battle of the twenty-first.
Jennifer M. Piscopo
The pandemic has exposed the political and economic arrangements that enabled its terrible human devastation.
Deborah Chasman, Joshua Cohen
Huge investors like BlackRock are forcing corporations to take action on emissions. But what does their power mean for democracy?
In a world unraveled by COVID-19, the brutality of factory farming demands we rethink our relationship to animals.
American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike.
Marco Ramos, Tess Lanzarotta, Iris Chandler
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Joseph J. Fischel
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