Costas Panayotakis analyses the popular claim that 'every vote counts' in a democracy. He finds it is based on false assumptions and a misunderstanding of statistical probability. Voting and democratic participation, he concludes, are not based on individualistic self-interest but on some degree of idealism and solidarity Read more
The last several months have given us many reasons to worry about US democracy â€“ not least the riot at the US Capitol and the presidentâ€™s refusal to accept the results of the November election, withâ€¯Republican support.â€¯Rachel Gisselquist argues that clientelism is yet another reason to worry Read more
Joe Biden won the American presidential election, but by such a narrow margin that, when combined with the outcome of the congressional elections, and especially the possibility of a Republican-controlled Senate, his power to achieve much is likely to be severely constrained, writes Richard Johnson Read more
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