America’s electoral system is a global outlier. No other democracy uses primaries to select its political candidates; our two-party system is among the world’s strictest; and the average lawmaker represents vastly more constituents than those in nearly any other country. Meanwhile, antidemocratic extremism in American politics is escalating, and arguably with more success than in other advanced democracies. This lecture will explore how the two phenomena are related: how outlier features of the U.S. electoral system are aggravating antidemocratic extremism—and how certain reforms may help to turn the tide.
Why America Needs a New Electoral Sys...
Date and Time
Thursday Jul 14, 2022 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Thursday July 14, 9:00AM- 11:30AM
Spaulding Auditorium 12 Lebanon Street Hanover, NH 03755 United States