A new issue of the eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government is out. Rei S. Sayag and Otto H. Swank (EUR): What to Put on and What to Keep Off the Table? A Politician's Choice of Which Issues to Address. John C. Berg (Suffolk): Issue Suppression and the Crisis of the American Party System: The Cost of Two-Party Duopoly. Rousiley C. M. Maia (Minas Gerais): Deliberative Democracy and Public Sphere Typology. Marco Scalvini reviews Democracy and Public Space: The Physical Sites of Democratic Performance by John R. Parkinson. Leaked communications are revealing how power works like never before; revelations of political deal-making beyond the public view make assumptions about democratization look like wishful thinking, writes Ciril Oberstar. Brendan Greeley on the reluctant case for ending the ban on earmarks. The introduction to Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology by John O. McGinnis. Nadia Schadlow on why the government needs think tanks and academics. From Government Executive, federal workers say Congress and public do not appreciate them — still, they’re happy with their workplaces, survey finds (and Paul R. Pillar on the abuse of civil servants). It’s time to let government workers sleep on the job.

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