Government

COVID-19: How South Korea Prevailed While the U.S. Failed

In a commentary, researchers demonstrate the stark differences in public health strategies from two democratic republics: South Korea and the United States, which have led to alarming differences in cases and deaths from COVID-19. After adjusting for the 6.5 fold differences in populations, the U.S. has suffered 47 times more cases and 79 times more deaths than South Korea.

New book explores four major threats to US democracy

In their new book, “Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy,” Suzanne Mettler, professor of government at Cornell University, and Robert Lieberman, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, not only assert that history repeats itself – they also identify the underlying causes of democracy destabilization. American democracy has often been fragile, they argue, and today it faces an unprecedented crisis.

‘Evidence-based national direction’ still largely lacking in federal coronavirus response, government policy expert says

When it comes to mitigating the effects of COVID-19 in America, President Trump has made his opinion clear: states need to do more. The problem? Many governors have said they either don’t completely agree with that approach or outright think the opposite. What’s the right approach? Probably somewhere in between, according to Virginia Tech political scientist Karen Hult.