For Support Of The Strengthening American Democracy Initiative

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  • Date Awarded
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    38 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
The Strengthening American Democracy Initiative, housed in the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings, proposes to continue its research and outreach that focus on determining the sources of political polarization and the pathways for improving the performance of governance, decision making, and democracy.The Initiative will focus on three areas where its scholars have established intellectual leadership: Presidential and congressional primaries, political realism, and increasing congressional capacity. The overall goal of this work is to develop recommendations that will allow our elected leaders to effectively deliberate and solve crucial policy problems.
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for support of Lawfare's congressional coverage  
Lawfare is a blog dedicated to a nonideological debate about hard national security choices. Lawfare has cultivated a wide and technically savvy audience and effectively expanded their collective interest in areas beyond traditional security issues. Through this grant, Brookings will hire a fellow-level scholar to elevate Lawfare’s level of discourse on Congress. With expanded capacity and in coordination with existing in-house expertise on congressional process and procedure, Lawfare will consider the responsibilities, failures, and priorities of Congress through this nonpartisan forum. Such coverage will incorporate a deep understanding of congressional policymaking and a normative view of what the institution is and should be.

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