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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, March 23, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Brian Klaas looks at the impact of last week’s terrorist ...

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Rebooting Democracy

Traditional democratic institutions are failing. It’s time for an upgrade.

Transitions

Burma Takes a Big Step Backwards

The latest crackdown on Burma's student protest movement shows that senior military leaders are having second thoughts about the shift toward democracy.

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Rolling Up the Welcome Mat

The United States’ best soft-power tool is an obscure government program you’ve never heard of. Does it still have a future?

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Delhi’s New Chief Minister Wants to Radically Democratize Public Spending. Can It Work?

Letting the people dictate the budget is unprecedented for Delhi, but it draws on a quarter-century of other "participatory budgeting" programs in India and around the world.

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Cities Saving States

Nigeria is a mess, but its biggest city is thriving. Can Lagos show other misgoverned countries the way?

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