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Democracy Beyond COVID-19: The Politics of Crisis Policymaking   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Abstract: "The challenges facing American democracy and self-government are always evolving, and it's the goal of New America's Political Reform program to find and develop fresh approaches that match the moment. The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic and recession--with the attached failures of the federal government, the evolving conflict between different tiers of government, the frantic transformation of social support programs, and questions about how to hold elections and party conventions--bring a storm of new challenges all at once. What will the agenda of political reform look like six months or a year from now? How do we rebuild American democracy and government so it can better respond to human needs, generate and reflect consensus, and prevent the next crisis--whatever form that might take? The Political Reform program set out to answer, or at least identify, some of these questions in the following essays. We hope you'll find them useful and thought-provoking."

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2020-04-30
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