Scholars Strategy Network's No Jargon
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No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network’s weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives -- and no jargon. Find show notes and plain-language research briefs on hundreds of topics at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/nojargon.
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Episode 67: Defending Democracy
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Americans across the political spectrum are questioning the integrity of U.S. elections and democracy. Professor Amel Ahmed walks through threats that can erode democracies and encourages protecting institutions, even the controversial Electoral College. For More on this Topic: Check out her piece defending the electoral college in The American Prospect. See the controversial New York Times graph Avi mentioned and a rebuttal in the Washington Post. Read her two-page brief and her book, Democracy and the Politics of Electoral System Choice: Engineering Electoral Dominance. Further Reading: How Government by the Privileged Distorts Democracies, Nicholas Carnes, Duke University, Noam Lupu, Vanderbilt University