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Theme Panel: Erosion of Democracy

Erosion of Democracy: Populism and Its Causes The electoral success of populists in the advanced industrial democracies has brought new attention to a topic that was previously studied mostly in the developing world, especially Latin […]

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Theme Panel: Democracy and Its Discontents

Democracy and Its Discontents: The Failing Politics of Climate Adaptation Modern democracies face few, if any, more urgent and serious challenges than climate change. How can and should democracies properly respond? Most work focuses on […]

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Theme Panel: Race, Class, and the Space for Local Democracy

Race, Class, and the Space for Local Democracy: New Views, New Voices This Roundtable responds to the 2018 conference theme “Democracy and Its Discontents” and its contention that “these are challenging times for democracy.” This […]

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Theme Panel: The Liberal Order Under Stress

The Liberal Order Under Stress The liberal model of organizing politics and society is under stress, both internationally and domestically. Rising powers dispute the liberal international order for being dominated by and biased towards the […]

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Theme Panel: The Resilience and Erosion of Democracy

The Resilience and Erosion of Democracy How do democracies survive? When do they erode, and how? When democracies collapse by military coup, the change in regime is sudden and stark. But when democracies erode, the […]

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Theme Panel: Theorizing Democratic Participation

Theorizing Democratic Participation: Populist Perils and Deliberative Promises In a time of democratic discontents, this panel proposes multiple lenses for theorizing democratic participation, both the perils of participation fueled by populism and the promises of […]