Guest Lecture by Professor Ian Shapiro (Yale University)

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for Interna-tional and Area Studies. He has written widely and influentially on democracy, justice, and the methods of social inquiry.


“Democratic Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

Ian Shapiro discusses the varieties of political competition across the demo-cratic world. He shows why efforts to reform political parties over the past several decades to make them more democratic have backfired, compound-ing voter alienation, undermining good governance, and empowering dema-gogues and other populists. He also explains what needs to be done to re-verse the trend. This talk draws from his new book with Frances Rosen-bluth: Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself (Yale University Press, 2018).

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Campus August-Bebel-Str. 89 House 6, Lecture Hall H02

The lecture is followed by a discussion, both in English. The event is co-chaired by Professor Detlef Sprinz.

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