A Daily Nation article titled “Democracy in Africa and how to Improve it,” written by Nic Cheeseman and Alexander Noyes, quotes Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Alan J. Kuperman in reference to his new book, Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design.  The article examines the role of democratic reform in Africa and how it may inadvertently promote conflict.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden recently contributed to a chapter in the John Hay Initiative’s new book, Choosing to Lead: American Foreign Policy for a Disordered World in collaboration with Peter Feaver.

The American Political Science Association (APSA) recently awarded Strauss Distinguished Scholar Eugene Gholz the 2015 Fiona MacGillivray Award for best paper in political economy presented at APSA’s annual meeting.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Zoltan Barany recently wrote an article for Foreign Affairs on the state of Myanmar’s Democratic Party leading up to the country’s first general parliamentary elections since political and economic liberalization began five years ago. In, “Myanmar’s Divided Opposition,” Professor Barany contends that the elections will be critical in determining the military government’s commitment to democracy.

In a recent post on The London School of Economics and Political Science’s European Politics and Policy blog, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Terrence Chapman, along with his fellow researchers, discuss the way in which the Greece financial crisis provides an example of how the politics of lending undermines overall effectiveness of economic stability.  

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