Professor Steven Levitsky on How Democracies Die – University of Copenhagen

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Professor Steven Levitsky on How Democracies Die

The Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen will be hosting a talk by Professor Steven Levitsky on Friday 25 May, 2018. 

The talk will be based on Levitsky’s bestselling book, How Democracies Die, co-authored with Professor Daniel Ziblatt. 

Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Levitsky and Ziblatt believe the answer is yes. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die - and how ours can be saved.


Friday 25 May 2018 from 13:00–15:00 


The Department of Political Science, Øster Farimagsgade 5, DK-1353 Copenhagen K, Entrance E, room 4.2.26 (Lunch Room) 


There are unfortunately no more seats and the registration is closed. 

Steven Levitsky is Professor of Government at Harvard University. His research interests
include political parties, authoritarianism and democratization, and weak and informal institutions, with a focus on Latin America. He is author of Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America: Argentine Peronism in Comparative Perspective (2003), co-author (with Lucan Way) of Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (2010), and co-editor of Argentine Democracy: The Politics of Institutional Weakness
(2005);  Informal Institutions and Democracy: Lessons from Latin America (2006); and The Resurgence of the Left in Latin America (2011)