The Daedalus Dozen

Updated December 2020

The following twelve essays are among the most read Daedalus essays over the past year. These essays are online and free to read in their entirety.
Explore all past issues of Daedalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, here.

Access to What?
by Rebecca Sandefur
in “Access to Justice,” Winter 2019
What Does It Mean to be an American?
by Sarah Song
in “Emerging Voices,” Spring 2009
Incarceration & Social Inequality
by Bruce Western and Becky Pettit
in “On Mass Incarceration,” Summer 2010
Expertise in University Teaching
by Carl Edwin Wieman
in “Improving Teaching: Strengthening the College Learning Experience,” Fall 2019
Syria & the CNN Effect
by Lyse Doucet
in “Ending Civil Wars: Constraints & Possibilities,” Winter 2018
Climate in the Boardroom
by Rebecca Henderson
in “Witnessing Climate Change,” Fall 2020
Sexual Harassment of Women Leaders
by Olle Folke, Johanna Rickne, Seiki Tanaka, and Yasuka Tateishi
in “Women and Equality,” Winter 2019
Paths to Witnessing, Ethics of Speaking Out
by Nancy L. Rosenblum
in “Witnessing Climate Change,” Fall 2020
Preventing Systemic Corruption in Brazil
by Sérgio Fernando Moro
in “Anticorruption: How to Beat Back Political & Corporate Graft,” Summer 2018
The Case of Solitary Confinement
by Jules Lobel and Huda Akil
in “Science & the Legal System,” Fall 2018
Why Jazz Still Matters
by Gerald Early and Ingrid Monson
in “Why Jazz Still Matters,” Spring 2019
Twelve Key Findings in Deliberative Democracy Research
by Nicole Curato, John S. Dryzek, Selen A. Ercan, Carolyn M. Hendriks, and Simon Niemeyer
in “The Prospects & Limits of Deliberative Democracy,” Summer 2017
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