This is the inaugural post in what we hope will be a weekly feature, highlighting interesting posts from blogs written by political scientists or by people in sister disciplines that bear directly on topical political issues. The posts will therefore be a bit more focused than the polyglot assortment in our typical “potpourri.” Assisting us with this feature is Bennett Butler, a Princeton University undergraduate in the Department of Politics. We’re glad to have his help.
- Stephen Walt: Will the internet make democracies more like dictatorships, and vice versa?
- Jay Ulfelder: Why Egyptian politics is like a truel. (That’s not a typo.)
- Lionel Beehner: Do presidential administrations really have “bandwidth”?
- Richard Pildes: The secret to reforming the VRA
- Eric Ostermeier: Everything you’d ever want to know about Senate special elections