Is "Direct Democracy" Good for Democracy? The Logic(s) of Referendums

Susan Stokes, Blake Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and Faculty Director, Chicago Center on Democracy, University of Chicago

On April 5, 2021, Susan Stokes will present a public lecture titled, "Is 'Direct Democracy' Good for Democracy? The Logic(s) of Referendums."

Dr. Stokes is the Faculty Chair of the Chicago Center on Democracy, where she guides the strategy and direction of the center. She is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research interests include democratic theory and how democracy functions in developing societies; distributive politics; and comparative political behavior. Dr. Stokes’ articles have appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, World Politics, and the Latin American Research Review. She teaches courses on political development, political parties and democracy, comparative political behavior, and distributive politics. 

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This event is cosponsored with the Washington University School of Law's Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series and the Assembly Series.