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Democracy Paper: “Updating Democracy for Future Generations” | Jörg Tremmel argues that modern states do not sufficiently consider the needs of future generations, thus necessitating the creation of a fourth, future-oriented branch of government.
Ruth Nekura Lekakeny, a Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Completion fellow and feminist human rights lawyer from Kenya, spoke with program director Thomas Asher, about her current research and her take on the role of scholarship in social change movements.
Democracy Paper: “Closed-Door Compromise—If Politicians Will Show Up” | Sarah E. Anderson and 2016-2017 Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants recipients Daniel Butler and Laurel Harbridge-Yong discuss the importance of private negotiations for successful legislative compromise.