Theme Panel: The ‘Anxieties of Democracy’: Diagnoses and Prescriptions


Theme Panel: The ‘Anxieties of Democracy’: Diagnoses and Prescriptions

Thu, September 1, 4:00 to 5:30pm

Widespread anxieties about the capacity of democracies to solve important problems in the public interest are at last receiving attention from political scientists. But what approaches are the most fruitful? This roundtable offers a birds-eye view of the latest research and strategies applied to the diagnosis of democratic dysfunctions, and the latest research veins being pursued to assuage them. Eminent scholars serving as advisors to the Social Science Research Council’s new ‘Anxieties of Democracy program’ will feature their latest perspectives in conversation with SSRC President Ira Katznelson.

View in the 2016 Online Program.

Ira Katznelson, Columbia University and Social Science Research Council

Claudine Gay, Harvard University
Nolan McCarty, Princeton University
Nathaniel Persily, Stanford University
Frances McCall Rosenbluth, Yale University
Deborah Yashar, Princeton University