Thinking beyond Patterns with Arend Lijphart: Democracies & Decline in the Twenty-First Century

How can we best govern deeply divided societies? This question is at the core of Prof. Arend Lijphart’s research and is no less relevant to contemporary politics than it was in the 1960s when Prof. Lijphart first began publishing on consociationalism and the differences between majoritarian and consensus democracies.

Prof. Arend Lijphart is currently a Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. His work has been studied by many current Political Science professors during their (under)graduate degrees and is foundational to the study of democratic systems.

It is our honour to be able to speak to Prof. Lijphart in the form of an online live interview at the E-Hall on June 11, from 19-20. We will be talking to Prof. Lijphart about power-sharing in divided societies, and ask him about how patterns across democracies can help us think about contemporary divisions in politics.

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