View Event Recording - Join the Democratic Statecraft Lab and the Miller Center's panel of experts on law, international affairs, and political science analyze constitutional crises in the United States, comparing them to the experiences of other countries. The scholars will tackle important questions: What is a constitutional crisis? Has the United States experienced one recently? What are the triggers or warning signs of a constitutional crisis?
Research by lab faculty David Leblang and his partner at Duke University, Sarah Bermeo. Image: Santo Domingo Ingenio, Oaxaca/Mexico - Nov. 8, 2018: Honduran women and children fleeing poverty and gang violence in the second caravan to the U.S. look out of a dump truck going to their next stop. Vic Hinterlang / Shutterstock.com
Statecraft Research Associate Josh Alley explores the free-riding hypothesis, determining that free-riding based on economic weight is unusual in alliance politics, which may be due to limits on alliance security as a public good or bargaining between alliance members.
This event will examine the future of U.S. alliances and challenges to NATO . Panelists will discuss whether NATO can serve as a model for other U.S. alliance networks in the future. As America’s foreign policy landscape continues to evolve in response to China, Russia, and other challenges, this discussion will be placed within the broader context of the new Biden Administration’s likely vision of America’s role in the world.
Enforcing constitutional law is difficult. The constitution, after all, is a mere piece of paper and the government it seeks to constrain is infinitely more powerful than the citizens it seeks to protect. Against this backdrop, many have nonetheless observed that the task of enforcing a constitution against a government predisposed to ignore it is not entirely hopeless when ordinary citizens oppose constitutional violations and are willing to make their voice heard.
Statecraft Lab Post-Doctoral Research Associate Justin Schon publishes Surviving the War in Syria: Survival Strategies in a Time of Conflict
International Studies Quarterly
What's the link between alliance participation and military spending? Lab post-doc Josh Alley takes a deep dive explaining how treaty depth impacts spending. Image from shutterstock.
Lab faculty Todd Sechser (director), Dale Copeland and John Owen tackle the geopolitical concerns of the situation in Afghanistan.
Why Physical Barriers Backfire: How Immigration Enforcement Deters Return and Increases Asylum Applications
Comparative Political Studies
Post Doctoral Research Associate Justin Schon and Lab Faculty David Leblang publish new article. Image via shutterstock.
Lab Director Todd Sechser shares his expertise with Les Sinclair at Newsradio WINA.
UVA Club of Richmond
View lab director Todd Sechser's recorded talk on Addressing Nuclear Weapons and International Threats for the UVA Club of Richmond.
Research by lab faculty David Leblang and his partner at Duke University, Sarah Bermeo. Image: Santo Domingo Ingenio, Oaxaca/Mexico - Nov.