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19.10.2022

The Great Experiment: How to Make Diverse Democracies Work

Rendez-vous de la Recherche
Rendez-vous de la Recherche (crédits : Shutterstock/Lightspring)

On October 25, Sciences Po's Vice Presidence for Research is organising a conference in the framework of the Rendez-vous de la Recherche, moderated by Provost and Professor of Economics, Sergei Guriev.

Democracy is a fragile pact which could be broken at any time, especially when it is crossed by deep internal divides. How to bridge the fragmentations within diverse democracies enough for them to remain stable and functional?  This is the major pressing question that Yascha Mounk will address during this talk based on his latest bestselling book The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure.

Professor Mounk’s presentation will be followed by comments by Sciences Po’s faculty members Janie Pelabay and Annabelle Lever.

Read more and register for the event

Biographies:

Yascha Mounk is a political scientist, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. His book is considered a major contribution to reflection on democracies and the dangers they incur. Drawing on history, social psychology, and comparative politics, Mounk examines how diverse societies have long suffered from the ills of domination, fragmentation, or structured anarchy.  Despite all the dangers,  Yasha Mounk's message is not pessimistic, showing us that the past can offer crucial insights for how to do better.

Janie Pélabay is Research Fellow at the Sciences Po’s Center of Political Research (CEVIPOF). She investigates the challenges posed by pluralism to liberal democracy, and contemporary debates on state neutrality, multiculturalism, identity politics and patriotism.

Annabelle Lever is Research Fellow at the Sciences Po’s Center of Political Research (CEVIPOF). She conducts research on democratic theory, contemporary political theory, ethics and public policy, on security, privacy and intellectual property.

 

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Moving fluidly between past, present and future narratives, throughout 2022, Sciences Po draw on its history to look ahead to its future in a range of different formats and media.

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19.10.2022

The Great Experiment: How to Make Diverse Democracies Work

Rendez-vous de la Recherche
Rendez-vous de la Recherche (crédits : Shutterstock/Lightspring)

On October 25, Sciences Po's Vice Presidence for Research is organising a conference in the framework of the Rendez-vous de la Recherche, moderated by Provost and Professor of Economics, Sergei Guriev.

Democracy is a fragile pact which could be broken at any time, especially when it is crossed by deep internal divides. How to bridge the fragmentations within diverse democracies enough for them to remain stable and functional?  This is the major pressing question that Yascha Mounk will address during this talk based on his latest bestselling book The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure.

Professor Mounk’s presentation will be followed by comments by Sciences Po’s faculty members Janie Pelabay and Annabelle Lever.

Read more and register for the event

Biographies:

Yascha Mounk is a political scientist, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. His book is considered a major contribution to reflection on democracies and the dangers they incur. Drawing on history, social psychology, and comparative politics, Mounk examines how diverse societies have long suffered from the ills of domination, fragmentation, or structured anarchy.  Despite all the dangers,  Yasha Mounk's message is not pessimistic, showing us that the past can offer crucial insights for how to do better.

Janie Pélabay is Research Fellow at the Sciences Po’s Center of Political Research (CEVIPOF). She investigates the challenges posed by pluralism to liberal democracy, and contemporary debates on state neutrality, multiculturalism, identity politics and patriotism.

Annabelle Lever is Research Fellow at the Sciences Po’s Center of Political Research (CEVIPOF). She conducts research on democratic theory, contemporary political theory, ethics and public policy, on security, privacy and intellectual property.

 

DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE

Sciences Po at 150

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Moving fluidly between past, present and future narratives, throughout 2022, Sciences Po draw on its history to look ahead to its future in a range of different formats and media.

Discover the 150 years website (FR).