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Democratic Competition and Citizens' Preferences: An Uneasy Tension

Democratic Competition and Citizens' Preferences: An Uneasy Tension
1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N
Time: Jan 17th, 12:00 pm End: Jan 17th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Sociology (FAS), Political Science, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Diaspora/Transnational
Lecture by James N. Druckman, Northwestern University

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES
F. ROSS JOHNSON – CONNAUGHT SPEAKER SERIES 2013-2014


JAMES N. DRUCKMAN
Democratic Competition and Citizens' Preferences:  An Uneasy Tension


Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.

This talk will explore how competition in democratic governments can create challenges to what many consider to be "quality opinions.” Thus, there may be a fundamental tension between two democratic requisites: competition and preference formation/responsiveness.

James N. Druckman is the Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He has published over 75 articles, been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012. He currently is the co-PI on "Time Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences."

Refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register for this event, please go to the Munk School of Global Affairs Events page: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/events/.

For further information, please contact the Centre for the Study of the United States at (416) 946-8972.

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