Pennsylvania is one of several states trying to ensure fair congressional maps are drawn after the 2020 Census. As we say in the episode, redistricting is one of democracy’s thorniest problems.
Democracy scholars Russell Muirhead and Nancy Rosenblum call it “conspiracy without the theory” and unpack the concept in their book A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy.
The First Amendment and a strong Fourth Estate are essential to a healthy democracy. David McCraw, deputy general counsel of the New York Times, joins us to discuss how he helps journalists do their work,
L.A. Kauffman is a longtime organizer and author of the book How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance. She traces the history of the modern protest movement since the March on Washington in 1963.
Why is it so hard for people to talk to each other? There are a lot of easy answers we can point to, like social media and political polarization, but there’s another explanation that goes a bit deeper.
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The hosts of the Democracy Works podcast review current books on democracy in this week’s podcast episode.
We tend to think about congressional oversight in very academic terms — checks and balances, the Framers, etc. But what does it actually look like on the ground in Congress? To find out, we’re talking this week with Charlie Dent.
Some political scientists and democracy scholars think that it might. Inequality will rise as jobs continue to be automated, which will cause distrust in the government and create fertile ground for authoritarianism.
Lindsay Lloyd, director George W. Bush Center’s Human Freedom Initiative and part of The Democracy Project, joins the Democracy Works podcast this week to discuss The Democracy Project’s report and what its findings mean for citizens across the United States.