Democracy or distrust? Restoring home rule for the District of Columbia in the post-control board era
Home rule in the District of Columbia should be reinstituted by Congress to assure the primacy of democratic principles in our nations's capital. Past failed home rule and fiscal problems resulted in most city functions being transferred to a 5-person presidentially-appointed control board in accordance with the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act. The National Capital Revitalization Act of 1997 further diminished local control. Suggestions are made for actions Congress can take to restore home rule while facilitating good government.
Publication Name: Harvard Law Review
Democracy and minority rights
A study of the increasing multiculturalism in the Netherlands suggest that the society needs to provide more space for non-white cultural expression as a means of promoting tolerance in a society that is growing more xenophobic. As a means of protecting the pluralism that supports democracy, the government may want to consider banning some political parties whose platforms undermine democracy through an exclusive focus on race.
Publication Name: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
Democracy and distrust
Publication Name: City of London Law Review
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