political science

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The future of democracy rests on the civic bargain

Democracy is messy, says Josiah Ober in his new book. “Democratic citizens must live among and negotiate the terms of their common lives with others who hold diverging interests. That means deliberating with people with whom we disagree.”

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Dialogue across differences

What would Americans think about issues like voting protections and Supreme Court reform if they could thoughtfully discuss and weigh the options?

Teaching the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, four Stanford scholars and leading experts in national security, terrorism and contemporary conflict – Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart, Martha Crenshaw and Lisa Blaydes – reflect on how their teaching of the terrorist attacks has evolved.

What to anticipate at the Biden-Putin summit

Scholars hope that President Joe Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will lay the groundwork for negotiations in the near future, particularly around nuclear weapons.

Could deliberative democracy depolarize America?

Deliberative democracy – informed and moderated discussion that transcends partisan identities – can lead to a depolarized and more democratic society, according to Stanford research.

The story of Myanmar’s struggle for democracy is not over

According to Scot Marciel, former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar and Stanford visiting scholar, building a democracy is a difficult process that can be upended, particularly when the military is politicized and has its own agenda.