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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