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Theme Panel: The Erosion of Democracy and Its Consequences

The Erosion of Democracy and Its Consequences What are the consequences for institutions, party politics, elections, and policymaking of the erosion of democracy that we are observing world-wide? This roundtable examines the impact of illiberal […]

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Theme Panel: Oligarchic Tendencies in U.S. Politics

Oligarchic Tendencies in U.S. Politics For many years, analyses of elections, political representation, and interest groups reported a general pattern of political responsiveness even as instances of political bias were detected. New research on political […]

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Theme Panel: Power, Persuasion, and Disruption in Activist Politics

Power, Persuasion, and Disruption in Activist Politics This panel assembles scholars from diverse theoretical perspectives to consider the complex registers of activist politics in times of democratic crisis. Dominant approaches in liberal and democratic theory […]

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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 […]