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The 2020 Election and the Crisis of US Democracy

Dates:
  • Mon 09 Nov 2020 16.30 - 18.30
  Add to Calendar 2020-11-09 16:30 2020-11-09 18:30 Europe/Paris The 2020 Election and the Crisis of US Democracy

Seminar of the Interdisciplinary Research Cluster "Democracy in the 21st Century".

It is customary to exaggerate the importance of each upcoming US presidential election as crucial for the future of the country and for the world as a whole. Today we find ourselves in a situation in which such a characterisation seems quite accurate. Never has a presidential term been so damaging as the current one for the way Americans and the rest of the world perceive the quality of American democracy. A week after election day, we ask our speakers to explain how we ended up here and how to avoid this state of affairs in the future. What are the ways out of gridlock, and what is to be done next? We will touch upon the role of norms, institutions, and individual politicians, and how their interaction can become politically perilous. Finally, we will try to shed light on the motivations behind the popular vote and the election’s long-term impact on the geography of partisanship in the US.

Registration by Thursday 5 November is required in order to receive the Zoom link. 

Outside EUI premises - via Zoom DD/MM/YYYY
  Outside EUI premises - via Zoom

Seminar of the Interdisciplinary Research Cluster "Democracy in the 21st Century".

It is customary to exaggerate the importance of each upcoming US presidential election as crucial for the future of the country and for the world as a whole. Today we find ourselves in a situation in which such a characterisation seems quite accurate. Never has a presidential term been so damaging as the current one for the way Americans and the rest of the world perceive the quality of American democracy. A week after election day, we ask our speakers to explain how we ended up here and how to avoid this state of affairs in the future. What are the ways out of gridlock, and what is to be done next? We will touch upon the role of norms, institutions, and individual politicians, and how their interaction can become politically perilous. Finally, we will try to shed light on the motivations behind the popular vote and the election’s long-term impact on the geography of partisanship in the US.

Registration by Thursday 5 November is required in order to receive the Zoom link. 


Location:
Outside EUI premises - via Zoom

Affiliation:
Academic Service
Department of Economics
Department of History and Civilization
Department of Law
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Research seminar

Contact:
Serena Belligoli (EUI - Academic Service) - Send a mail

Discussant:
Prof. Elias Dinas (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)

Organiser:
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Elias Dinas (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Prof. Ann Thomson (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Martijn Hesselink (EUI - LAW)

Speaker:
Prof. Laura Stoker (University of California, Berkeley)
Prof. Gary L. Gerstle (University of Cambridge)
Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Prof. Mario Del Pero (SciencesPo, Paris)

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