President Obama’s Challenge in Ferguson

By Steven Hill, ORF (Austrian public broadcasting), August 21, 2014

Political analyst Steven Hill gives his views on the killing of an unarmed 18 year old black man by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and racial politics in America. “It’s a sad, sad day…”...

Consensus Building Through Dynamic Democracy

By Steven Hill, Lessons from Europe, September, 2014

This is a chapter from a book I contributed to: Lessons from Europe: What Americans Can Learn from European Public Policies, edited by Professor R. Dan Kelemen of Rutgers University

Political Democracy: Consensus Building Through Dynamic Democracy in Europe

A functioning political democracy is...

The EU’s Uncelebrated Achievements

By Steven Hill,  IP/IP Journal (Berlin), May 21, 2014

Economic gains in Central and Eastern Europe more than icing on the cake

New research shows that living standards between eastern and western Europe are converging. But such bits of good news have been drowned out by more negative...

Merkel’s flawed vision for Europe, Ukraine-Russia and beyond

By Steven Hill, Al Jazeera, April 13, 2014

Germany has been led by eight chancellors since 1949, and nearly all of them have been world-class leaders. Their vision and achievements have been immortalised in portraits that hang in the Gallery of Chancellors on the first floor of the chancellery...

Merkel’s Shaky Europe

By Steven Hill, IP/IP Journal (Berlin), April 3, 2014

The Ukraine crisis points out the continent’s weaknesses — made in Germany

(German-language version here)

Until now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has weathered the euro crisis well enough. But the Russian annexation of Crimea illustrates the...

McCutcheon’s Silver Lining: How It Could Undermine Super PACs

By Steven Hill, The Atlantic, April 3, 2014

The Supreme Court’s ruling puts more money into politics, but it could help parties and candidates wrest back some control.

Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission is the latest in a long parade of horribles, as many...

Santa Clarita goes beyond politics as usual: bold new path to a more diverse City Council

By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2014

The city charts a bold new path to a more diverse City Council

Earlier this month, Santa Clarita settled a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit, and in doing so became the first city in California to embrace innovative election rules that...

Why Does the US Still Have So Few Women in Office?

By Steven Hill, The Nation, March 7, 2014

At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for U.S. women to reach fair representation in government

With Hillary Clinton the early front-runner in the 2016 Democratic primary, the United States may join the UK, Germany, Brazil and...

Divided we stand: The Polarizing of American Politics

by Steven Hill, National Civic Review, Winter 2005

Editor’s note: this article was first published in January 2006, but it’s sharp and incisive analysis of what is causing political polarization in Congress and in the US is more relevant than ever. In fact, it’s as if nothing has changed...

China’s investments in the US are growing. Should we be concerned?

By Steven Hill, The Guardian, January 24, 2014

A majority of Americans believe China poses the greatest threat to the US economy. Such fears are unwarranted

Leaked documents this week revealed what many already knew: Chinese investors are storing their money – and investing – more and more overseas. China’s...