January 23, 2018

Summary: The global democratic boom, which transformed much of the world’s political landscape in the three decades between 1974 and 2004, has had a profound impact on international law, most notably in the development of a "right to democratic governance". In a world increasingly composed of democracies and dominated by liberal principles, the claim stated, there exists an emergent enforceable right to democratic governance i...

January 21, 2018

Summary: Global rates of terrorism have skyrocketed since 9/11. But the aggregate increase tells us very little about the distribution of attacks across different regime types. Contrary to the traditional scholarly view and popular perceptions in the media, reasonably high-quality democracies enjoy a robust and growing "triple democracy advantage" in facing the scourge of Islamist terrorism. Not only are liberal democracies an...

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