Tag: democracy

The Great Divide: Democracy’s Future

| March 2017

I had the opportunity this past Saturday to take part in a day-long conference, “The Great Divide: Democracy’s Future” (sponsored by American University’s School of Public Affairs Graduate Student Council and the Graduate Leadership Council.) This symposium, in many ways, picked right up from the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs fall 2016 event […]

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CETA, Local Democracy, and the Liberal Order

| October 2016

CETA–the Canada/EU free trade agreement–is now on political life support. The multiyear effort to craft a common market across the Atlantic and to strengthen the bonds of the liberal order in the West is running right up against the local democracy of Wallonia.

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Migration, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism

Migration, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism

| December 2015

When economies are prosperous and societies are secure, cosmopolitanism finds greater acceptance. When economies contract or insecurity grows, pressure grows to restrict and limit the demos. This tug of war is now defining politics in Europe and the United States.

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