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"Can Madison’s Constitution Cope with our Polarized Politics?"

Professor Paul Pierson, UC Berkeley
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Oct 15, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
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* In light of the community concerns regarding COVID-19, this talk will be  given as a webinar. *

Our complex system of checks-and-balances and federalism was expected to act as a brake on political polarization, and for a long time it was. Now, if anything, our institutions act to intensify polarization. How did this happen? And if the constitution is now part of the problem rather than the solution, what can we do about it?

Paul Pierson is John Gross Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley and the inaugural DirectorPierson Photo of Berkeley’s Center for the Study of American Democracy. He has authored numerous books on American politics and public policy, including (with Jacob Hacker) the New York Times best-seller  Winner-Take-All Politics. 

In light of the community concerns regarding COVID-19, this talk will be given as a webinar. The link will be provided on October, 14th to those that have registered by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 12th.

 

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