Adria Lawrence

Adria Lawrence is the Aronson Associate Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire (2013).

April 2023, Volume 34, Issue 2

Why Monarchies Still Reign

Oppositions in monarchies don’t have to stage revolutions to win freedom: Monarchies are as compatible with democracy as they are with autocracy. The challenge for those who would remove a king is not to fall for the promises of reform that never come.