Brookings Institution

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 senior fellowship  
In media through the decline of mainstream journalism, in politics through the decline of political parties, and in civic life through the decline of associations like civic groups and unions, the country has disempowered intermediaries and gatekeepers. The result, however, has been more chaos and less accountability in government and society. What’s the case for re-intermediating? How can institutions such as parties and mainstream media, and norms such as compromise and objectivity, be strengthened? Jonathan Rauch has been building the case for beleaguered institutions and middlemen in a populist age. This grant will help support his fellowship at the Brookings Institution.

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