Periscope

Looking up close at the nitty-gritty of democracy policy and political reform

Americans’ prejudices about China cloud our understanding of both China and our own representative democracy
Ranked choice voting has pulled off a small miracle – moderate Republicans and Democrats co-governing
Some democratic methods help "divided societies" reduce polarization; other methods exacerbate it.
Are IRCs ineffective because they are trumped by Winner Take All elections? Have they outlived their usefulness?
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Do Italy and Sweden show that proportional representation leads to the election of extremists?
Ranked Choice Voting can "unify the vote" from traditionally underrepresented communities, even when multiple candidates run
Both show that they know how to manipulate election rules to reach a desired result
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