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The Global Transfer of Democracy: A WHTP News Service

For most of human history, the transfer of power has involved body counts. The rise of democratic institutions in the late twentieth and, now, early twenty-first centuries has placed front and center an interest in how peaceful transfers of power actually occur. This new service will archive news accounts on the subject of such democratic transitions worldwide, with a particular… Read more »

Briefing: Delaying Appointment Delays Confirmation

A preliminary WHTP study using WHTP’s data on presidential nominations for the last three presidencies during their first year. A preliminary analysis tracks the differences in how long it takes the Senate to reach a decision on each nominee. The study distinguishes between two groups identified by the National Commission on Reform of the Federal Appointments Process: first, nominees for… Read more »