Democracy

No, the Supreme Court Cannot Save Democracy

No, the Supreme Court Cannot Save Democracy

The Supreme Court is forcing a deregulatory agenda under the guise of restoring democracy.

Safeguarding the Right to Vote Through a Strong Regulatory System

Safeguarding the Right to Vote Through a Strong Regulatory System

Increased voter participation requires a regulatory system that invites public engagement.

Creating an Inclusive Political Order

Creating an Inclusive Political Order

True representative democracy depends on making access to voting a realistic option for all.

Democratic Innovation to Improve Agency Rulemaking Comments

Democratic Innovation to Improve Agency Rulemaking Comments

Agencies should consider new tools to expand access to public opinion in the rulemaking process.

Algorithmic Safeguards For the People and By the People

Algorithmic Safeguards For the People and By the People

The White House seeks public input on a “bill of rights for an automated society.”

Democracy, Rulemaking, and Outpourings of Comments

Democracy, Rulemaking, and Outpourings of Comments

Scholars and policymakers should recognize the democratic benefits of public comments.

The Administrative Shallow State

The Administrative Shallow State

Scholars argue that federal advisory committees help align agency decision-making with electoral politics.

A First Amendment Balancing Act

A First Amendment Balancing Act

Scholars recommend limited government restrictions on false political speech.

France’s Health Crisis Is a Democracy Crisis, Too

France’s Health Crisis Is a Democracy Crisis, Too

France’s inadequate response to COVID-19 is a failure to prepare, not a failure to predict.

Voting Amid a Pandemic

Voting Amid a Pandemic

As COVID-19 persists, governments must decide whether, when, where, and how to hold elections.

The Costs of Voter ID Requirements

The Costs of Voter ID Requirements

Research shows that requiring voter IDs imposes substantial costs, especially on disadvantaged groups.

Finding a Path Back to Democratic Governance

Finding a Path Back to Democratic Governance

Eliminating the primary and caucus rules would create a more productive and responsive democracy.