Two New Articles by NSA Professor Rachel Sigman
Recently, NSA Professor Rachel Sigman has had two new articles published. The Political Science Research and Methods has published “Democracy for All: Conceptualizing and Measuring Egalitarian Democracy” (co-authored with Staffan Lindberg of the University of Gothenburg) and The Washington Post blog Monkey Cage has published “Will ‘Ghana First’ Protests Threaten a U.S. Military Agreement?” According to the abstract of the “Democracy for All,” the authors explore the concept of egalitarian democracy as a regime providing de facto protection of rights and freedoms equally across the population, distributing resources in a way that enables meaningful political participation for all citizens and fosters an environment in which all individuals and social groups can influence political and governing processes.
In the “Ghana First” article, Professor Sigman discusses the Ghanaian protests over the United States and Ghana updating their 1998 Status of Forces Agreement, which protestors fear could compromise Ghana’s sovereignty. To understand the protests, she examines Ghana’s internal politics and the question as to whether the protests could spread to other countries.
To read “Democracy for All,” click here.
To read "Ghana First," click here.