“Democratic Regimes and Epidemic Deaths.”

Professor Kelly McMann and Daniel Tisch recently published “Democratic Regimes and Epidemic Deaths.”

Abstract: To what extent do particular regime types provide tangible benefits?  During this era of declining faith in democracy globally and assertive alternatives to democracy, identifying democracy’s tangible benefits is particularly important.  This paper reveals a benefit of democracy, relative to other regime types, in one issue area—epidemics. The paper demonstrates that democracy, compared to other regime types, lowers epidemic deaths in countries by approximately 70 percent, ceteris paribus…

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August 27, 2018 Newsletter

Opportunities and Announcements for the Week of August 27, 2018   Welcome back!  The academic year begins with classes on Monday, and the faculty and staff of the Department of Political Science are looking forward to seeing you – and to welcoming you to our “refreshed” building.  With new carpeting, painting,...

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