“[The COVID-19 pandemic] shows that some of the institutional designs that we assume lead to good policy outcomes don’t always.”
“Defending democracy’ as Biden just vowed to do…will be a huge and unenviable task for President Biden’s team.”
Dean Najam called out the ever growing divide between political ideologies and the seemingly broken political environment in the U.S., which he has previously referred to as “The Angst of America.”
“Chile is at a turning point. The opportunity to come up with a new constitution…beckons.”
“The US is certainly a divided country today… but those divides have been building for a very long time.”
The symposium explored how democratic values and institutions can evolve and adapt to the growing challenges that are now destabilizing democratic nation states.
“In 200 years of independent history, Chile has had three constitutions…none of them the product of a democratically elected body…This will now be remedied.”
“We made a step towards democracy, but have not arrived anywhere. The more time goes on, the more we are looking back.”
Prof. Jeremy Menchik was interviewed for a recent online segment examining whether Indonesia is moving away from democracy.
Prof. Jeremy Menchik published an article in Asian Studies Review on a potential breakdown in Indonesia’s democracy.
Prof. Jeremy Menchik published an article in International Studies Review challenging the presumed relationship between secularism and democracy.
Prof. Jeremy Menchik discusses “Soft Separation Democracy” in an article published in Politics and Religion.
Adil Najam tells NYT that every government in Pakistan, ever, has fallen on the sword of accountability.
Najam argues that we may be seeing the messy dismantling of a world order.
Prof. Jeremy Menchik discusses Donald Trump’s inauguration and what his election means for democracy in the U.S.
Dean Adil Najam goes out on a limb and makes three predictions for 2017.
Prof. Vivien Schmidt discusses how the crisis of confidence in the Eurozone has affected democracy across Europe.
Prof. Vivien Schmidt was part of a panel entitled “European Democracy vs. National Democracy.”
Prof. Vivien Schmidt discusses the state of European democracy in the wake of the Brexit.
Dean Adil Najam said the youth of South Asia are the voice of democracy for the region.