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Democracy Studies

James Kloppenberg speaks about the American democratic tradition, Feb 24, 2012.

The Democracy Studies series is a collaboration among The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, the Mershon Center for International Securities Studies, the departments of History and Political Science, and other units at the University.

Through a series of talks by national scholars who study democracy, we aim to stimulate discussion of interdisciplinary learning about democracy at an advanced level what should we study about democracy and how should we study it. Organizers hope the Democracy Studies Speakers Series will lead to the development of an interdisciplinary program in democracy studies at The Ohio State University. Read More

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Previous Talks (available in multimedia)

Speakers in the series focus on the intellectual foundations for understanding the norms and practices of democracy. Previous speakers included national scholars James Kloppenberg of Harvard University Department of History, who spoke on the history of American democracy; Guy-Uriel Charles of Duke University School of Law who talked about the legal foundations of democracy; Morris P. Fiorina of Stanford University Department of Political Science and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, who discussed the erosion of representation in American politics; Nancy Rosenblum of Harvard University who spoke about anti-politics in America; Alex Keyssar of Harvard of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, who offered sight into the Electoral College; and Melissa Schwartzberg, Associate Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, who talked about supermajority rule and democracy.

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