Democracy’s "Near Misses"

Article
October 2018

What factors help a democracy to survive a crisis? A study of cases in which democracy suffered a steep decline, yet ultimately recovered and endured, offers new insights. In moments of crisis, unelected and nonmajoritarian actors can play a pivotal role.

The Curious Case of Finland's Clean Politics

Article
January 2009

The case of Finland challenges conventional thinking on clean politics. Can it serve as a model for its more corrupt counterparts?