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Prof. Steve Levitsky (Harvard University): How Democracies Die

Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
Oak 101

In the postwar era, democracies have tended to break down not though coups by by backsliding into authoritarianism as politicians stop respecting norms of mutual tolerance for their adversaries and undermine limits on their powers. In their award winning 2018 book How Democracies Die, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt look at how this process has occurred in historical cases of democratic breakdown and look at how these processes are occurring in the united States and other advanced democracies today. Professor Levitsky will be visiting UConn to speak on this subject and to discuss the norms that he sees eroding and what can be done about it. The free public talk will be 5-6:30 PM on April 18th in Oak 101. Steven Levitsky is Professor of Government at Harvard University. His research interests include political parties, authoritarianism and democratization, populism, and weak and informal institutions, with a focus on Latin America.

This is an Honors event. Categories: Academic & Interdisciplinary Engagement OR Social Change, Service, & Sustainability.

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Contact:

Matthew Singer, matthew.m.singer@uconn.edu

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